More rumours are on the go about Dell starting to use AMD chips in its machines, in addition to those from Intel. Doug Freedman of American Technology Research has predicted that Q1 2006 will be the time of the Dell-AMD deal. In a research note about Intel's stock, Freedman claims that as soon as March we should hear some announcement, possibility concerning Dell notebooks.

"The deal will likely mature from there to include servers and desktops, in that order, in subsequent months," the report said.
However, Dell is one for always watching profit margins, and one wonders about the expense of running separate product development teams for Intel and AMD systems at once.