Dell has confirmed that story that DailyTech reported
on last week concerning the company's plans to put AMD processors in
notebooks. A company
official who spoke with CNET Asia confirmed that Dell will begin by
offering 15.4" notebooks this October built using Sempron and Turion 64 X2
"This is not a big deal. In order to remain
competitive, we have to make sure that we have [a wide] enough variety of
products to meet the market demand," stated a Dell executive who chose to
remain anonymous. "This is a sensitive topic, though we won't deny the
fact that we are working with Dell on desktop and notebook PCs," said AMD’s
general manager of Taiwanese operations. Chou went on to say, “Consumers will
be able to buy AMD-based computers from Dell by the end of the year."
While Dell won’t be able to offer the large variety of
notebook designs covering all segments of the market as is the case with the
company’s current Intel-based offerings, it’s a good start. Dell first
announced their plans to use AMD Opteron processors in May of this year and
that was seen as a watershed moment for the both companies.
quote: Intel has 100% of Apple and 100% of Dell (soon to be 95%?). Amd has 0% of Applce and will soon have at most 5% of Dell.
quote: Yeah, but having 5% of Dell is more than having 100% of Mac which has under 5% of total market share.
quote: if Apple has 5% market share, then 5% of computers sold are Intel macs
quote: Amd has 0% of Applce and will soon have at most 5% of Dell
quote: From all that I have read they seem be maxed out capacity wise
quote: I dont think this will help Dell because AMD has nothing compaired to the current lineup from Intel in both Desktops and Notebooks.
quote: AMD has nothing compaired to the current lineup from Intel in both Desktops and Notebooks