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Dell has no plans to use AMD chips

By Julio Franco
Feb 19, 2004
  1. Dell President and CEO, Kevin Rollins, recently stated that the company will stick to Intel processors for the time being. Not like we need them anyway but when other big players like HP have finally diversified its business to use AMD products, it makes us wonder if this really has to do with Intel's pressures on the manufacturer.

    "If you look at the corporate market, which is where 85 percent of our business is today, the corporate user has not yet found confidence in AMD and so most of the corporations use Intel," he said. "Where AMD has gained a good foothold is in the consumer space. That has not been the primary focus of Dell strategically."

    He added, however, that Dell tests every AMD chip, including its new 64-bit Opteron processor, in its labs.
     
  2. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Doesnt surprise me, Dell ads always crap on about how they are made with quailty, premium parts, "Such as the Intel Pentium4 Processor".
     
  3. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    They probably paid Dell to use Intel processors by Intel... and probably signed a contract... in return they would get cheaper parts...

    Makes sense. What doesn't make sense is not using AMD parts... variety works... and that's my view...
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    AMD cannot give Dell the same price cuts & advantages Intel give them. That & the fact that Dell has allready invested a lot in R&D on Intel platforms ( especially server side ).

    If AMD sells very well with Sun, IBM & HP to the point of taking shares away from Dell, then & only then will Dell have to reconsider.
     
  5. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    It'll happen

    AMD will eventually get the props they deserve...Intel plays dirty, and that's the ONLY reason why most companies are sticking with them...I have a lot of confidence in AMD...
     
  6. Skotch

    Skotch TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Once again the BIG question... INTEL or AMD??? :s
     
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