Intel to stop making motherboards?
Just yesterday, we expanded on the fact that desktops will be unlikely to fade but just today, Intel announced that it will begin to phase out its desktop motherboards. Intel is beginning to focus more on developing mobile media, rather than traditional motherboards. While this can start the end of the desktop computer, or at least it may seem like, other companies, such as Asus and Gigabyte, are still putting out desktop motherboards.
Of course, these may all just be rumors, but it is still concerning to those that favor a desktop computer. At least today, Intel will put out its new Haswell generation before ceasing production. Intel did not reply to these rumors, so it may be possible that they are either untrue or Intel is waiting before making statements. Interestingly, Intel will continue to make chips that cater to extreme performance systems in an effort to please the do-it-yourself crowd. That may mean they are not really phasing out desktop motherboards, but instead are planning something much more revolutionary so as to change the face of their motherboards.
What does all this mean?
This means that one company has made the decision to stop production and desktop motherboards, but there are still so many companies out there that are putting out motherboards for desktop computers. Intel may have made the decision stop putting out motherboards based on their own research, but that doesn’t mean that the industry is going to die as we know it.
For example, Intel maybe just seeking a new niche market so as to cut costs and pursue what they want to pursue. Right now, there is still a use for desktop computers and while some may prefer mobile computers, there are still others who prefer desktops both further customizable options and their ability quickly and effortlessly change out parts.
As we reported before, technology may not necessarily fight each other for dominance, but may instead combine into new forms, so that the lines between them are obliterated entirely. When manufacturers start making parts that can be more easily interchanged in mobile computers, then it’s possible that more people will flock to them.
Intel’s decision is theirs alone, but they still produce fantastic processors and motherboards suited to mobile computers. No other company that produces motherboards also produces processors and so Intel may be trying to promote their mobile processors more effectively. After all, mobile computers are becoming more and more practical.