Friday, February 8th 2008

Dell to Stop Selling AMD Based Computers Online

For years, users wanted Dell to include AMD processors in Dell builds. In May 2006, Dell was happy to announce that they were bringing AMD on board. Everything seemed to be working out, until now. Dell recently announced that they're discontinuing almost all AMD-based Dell computers. The few ones that are left cannot be purchased online, and are only found in stores like Best Buy and Circuit City. This is likely to be a huge blow for AMD, and could not have come at a worse time. AMD recently posted abysmal revenue/loss figures for Q4 2007, and is running a company (ATI) that is worth 30% less than it was at the time of initial purchase. Hopefully, AMD will find more people to sell their processors.Source: DailyTech
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52 Comments on Dell to Stop Selling AMD Based Computers Online

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beyond_amusia
Just thought that I would point out that not every major OEM is using AMD chips, and they have no problem making money. I feel bad for AMD... But as it was pointed out, if AMD chips are not selling Dell desktops, it's pointless to offer them. Maybe once AMD releases the Fusion chip Dell will make AMD available on their site again...
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asb2106
beyond_amusia said:
Just thought that I would point out that not every major OEM is using AMD chips, and they have no problem making money. I feel bad for AMD... But as it was pointed out, if AMD chips are not selling Dell desktops, it's pointless to offer them. Maybe once AMD releases the Fusion chip Dell will make AMD available on their site again...
that pretty far from the truth, almost all the OEMs are using AMD chips in their laptops, and they are selling like crazy. Fast computers at low price, who can complain

and apple has never used AMD procs
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