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Cheap

Of or related to the low cost of a good, service, or security. Cheapness is determined by comparing the cost to similar goods, services, and securities. Cheapness is also related to one's ability to buy: what seems cheap to one person may seem expensive to another. Cheapness may, but does not always, indicate a low quality in the good, service, or security.

cheap

Of, relating to, or being a security that sells at a market price below what is expected given fundamental factors such as earnings, assets, and management ability. Determining whether a security is cheap is a subjective judgment. Compare expensive.
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Intuitively, in an uncertain environment, introducing a high-end product after a low-end product delays the profit from the high-end segment; but, such a delay may also increase profit from this segment because of better pricing decision after observing the market's response to the low-end product.
The low-end insurance compromise creates the worst situation possible, short of no insurance: The athlete risks inadequate health care, the parents are lulled into a false sense of security, the coach has an athlete sitting on the sidelines longer than necessary, and the school may be liable for misleading the parents regarding the insurance coverage.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio's Engineering team said: "One of the major trends in the market is the integration of low-end mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) with other product lifecycle management (PLM) applications.
Integrating POWER4+ technology into low-end eServer pSeries systems continues our trend of driving down price points while at the same time dramatically increasing performance.
At the same time, the computer industry is pushing chip performance up and cost down, the low-end storage industry is taking advantage of it by decreasing the cost and increasing the efficiency and performance of the storage devices through new disk drives and switching technologies.
The company has stamped its mark on the low-end market recently by snapping up Cyrix and Centaur.
Actually, aggressive competition reaches well beyond just low-end tape.
Jonathan Chang, a VIA spokesperson, said that the company would not be beaten out of the low-end market by Intel, like the two x86 units it is buying, because it could achieve a higher profit margin on its low-end designs than Intel.
Low-end programs are frame-based, like most desktop publishing software.
The representatives completed an intensive, three-day training course and now will begin marketing and selling LeCroy's mid- and low-end products.
On low-end workstations, in I/O-intensive applications like these, ATA/UDMA drives with RAID are out-performing SCSI drives in terms of price/performance.
The new design archives multiple bank performance with a small area overhead and includes two built-in page sizes in one chip to ensure suitability for applications ranging from low-end computers to high-end workstations.