Originally Posted by babgvant
The problem with asking us is that we compare it to what we could DYI which isn't a real apples-apples comparison 1) because we can't DYI HTPC with mobile parts, specialty boards, etc and 2) most enthusiasts (myself included) apply unreasonable discounts to the value of [our] time.
I agree that the HT100 is priced higher than I would pay personally and IMO looks too much like a PC, the aesthetics of this system would be hard to match at less then $1k (i.e. case is almost as nice as the M10 and a slot BD drive).
Intel is usually very good about publishing the per 1000 cost, for other vendors I've seen it on Semi Accurate and The Inquirer but usually not before it's announced.
Andy, Quite true. For the cost analysis of the Core 100, I tried to backtrack a bit from the price of a similarly spec-ed laptop. For the Vision 3D, most of the 425M equipped laptops aren't yet priced (or, if they are, they come with a i7 mobile processor). Hence, my question
ASRock quoted me a retail price for Vision 3D and I was shocked. I have sent them feedback and also asked for more details on their pricing structure. Suffice to say that I like ASRock a lot for thei quality and responsiveness, and don't want them to be getting 'bad press' by making their quoted price public.
Actually, the 425M is based on the GF108 and it was announced by nV at the IFA last week. I don't see any mobile GPU pricing on either Inquirer or SemiAccurate. Do you have some hard links? I can probably try to contact those guys if they do get such information