5 Questions For Intel Channel Chief Steve Dallman


What do you see happening with the custom PC market?

I see it as two different markets. There's the desktop space and the mobile space. And then those markets differ based on regions. For the desktop custom business, we worry about that. A lot of system builders are embracing custom servers now and some of them are leaving PCs. In North America, custom desktops are still doing very well in certain segments like gaming, tech enthusiasts and application-specific systems. And I think North America will do more custom all-in-one [AIO] desktops. We came up with the new thin mini-ITX boards for all-in-ones, and now you're seeing new chassis come out for those designs. So the products are there.