On September 13, Dell will start offering desktops with AMD CPUs – Semprons, Athlon 64s and dual-core Athlon 64 x2 chips. This is a big step for Dell as the company has traditionally stuck to Intel for its CPUs. This move is part of Dell's decision to expand its product line in 2006. The desktops are aimed at consumers as well as businesses.
According to Dell, customers are interested in AMD chips and AMD offers solid technology and manufacturing capacity – Dell sees a market it can profit from. The Dimension E251 will start at $329 while the E521 will start at $719.Dell's competitors, Lenovo and HP are already offering desktops with AMD chips.