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Intel Bets Big On Virtual Reality

Determined not to make the same mistake as it did with its late arrival to the smartphone party, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently announced a new, cutting-edge entrant to the fast-growing virtual reality (VR) market. While the VR device itself offers considerable opportunity, it's also important to investors and the Street that Intel got onboard in the early stages of a market with almost limitless upside. As big as the VR market is forecast to become, most pundits agree that augmented reality (AR), or a "virtual" world in which users are still aware of their physical surroundings, is -- due to its commercial applications -- where the real opportunity lies. The good news for Intel fans and investors in search of a long-term growth and income alternativeis that it has that base covered as well.

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