Dell says NO to AMD processors

By Derek Sooman on February 24, 2005, 8:07 PM
Dell had been mulling over building new machines with AMD processors at the heart of them, but has now apparently decided against the move. Intel will remain the sole supplier for the company, dashing expectations that Dell would use both Intel and AMD to provide chips for its workstations, servers and laptops.

AMD gathered momentum and credibility last year when it came out with technologies that were ahead of Intel, at a time when Intel seemed to be getting a lot of things wrong, delaying and cancelling products after designs were found to be defective, and so forth. Many in the industry then speculated that Dell might start to sell AMD based machines, and some Dell customers seemed very pleased by this idea. However, with Intel starting to make a comeback, it looks like Dell has rejected this idea.

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jeffreyclay said:
Wonderful! We can continue to buy computers with cpu's at the highest possible price.
4n75 said:
lol ... dam , i would realy like to have seen a Dell laptop with a AMD cpu in it :( , i might even have bought myself one!
bushwhacker said:
aw, screw Dell, I'm expecting Dell to sell AMD based computer. If this continues to rejecting AMD for Dell, I am getting IBM ThinkCentre. (Dell sometime ship either defective or problematic computers).Lucan
mkatz2m said:
Within the last year, I went to a local computer builder, picked out a nice ASUS dual core supported board with an AMD dual core chip. I also picked out the case and monitor. They assembled a custom built pure box and gave me excellent support a month after purchase by quickly replacing a defective dvd writer. They also spent over 1 hour checking out the power supply. All of this was for about the same price as a Dell. I really could care less about what Dell does. My cousin bought a Dell and something went wrong; they got such bad support which never did fix the problem. The computer was eventually reloaded with a different operating system after about 6 months.
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