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Dell to sell AMD-based notebooks

By Agnes Kuang, Special to ZDNet Asia

Friday , August 04 2006 01:57 PM

TAIWAN--Following its recent partnership with Advanced Micro Devices to put the latter's chip in its server product line, Dell Computer confirmed this week that it will launch AMD-based laptops as early as October. The move could deal another blow to rival Intel.

Dell will release mobile computers running AMD's Sempron and Turion 64x2 processors in early October, representatives from both AMD and Dell, told CNET Taiwan. Initial plans will target consumer models equipped with 15.4-inch displays.

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"This is not a big deal," said the Dell executive, who declined to be named. "In order to remain competitive, we have to make sure that we have [a wide] enough variety of products to meet the market demand."

AMD representatives CNET Taiwan contacted seemed more restrained when asked about the deal.

K. J. Chou, general manager of the chipmaker's Taiwan operation, said: "This is a sensitive topic, though we won't deny the fact that we are working with Dell on desktop and notebook PCs."

The computer giant had previously established an exclusive partnership with Intel, until it announced plans in early May to use AMD chips on its four-processor servers. After the agreement was formally announced, rumors surfaced that the AMD-Dell partnership could expand into PC and notebook lines. This is the first time such deals have been confirmed.

Chou noted: "Consumers will be able to buy AMD-based computers from Dell by the end of the year."

With Dell embracing AMD chips on the notebook front, Toshiba and Lenovo--with its ThinkPad series--are the only major PC makers that have yet to offer AMD-based products.

So many things thought impossible happening fairly recently...

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2006 is the year of new beginnings. If your company is still stuck with business practices from the before 2003, it will soon be dust if it doesn't change.

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2006 is the year of new beginnings. If your company is still stuck with business practices from the before 2003, it will soon be dust if it doesn't change.

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So not using AMD means disaster right? :rolleyes:

Dell will be using both. They still get huge discounts on the intel chips

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just throwing this out into the wild...

intel's mobility cpus are much better than amd's... we all know that. what would have made a bit more sense is for dell to have the change on desktops... not the laptop...

dell was in a very good position in the notebook field, getting discounts using arguably the best chips in the world...

look at toshiba... they have improved sales of their laptops... using intel chips...

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