Commentary: Dell using AMD as bargaining chip with Intel

Dell's adopting AMD CPUs is related to Intel's decision to cancel rebates for desktop OEMs, and it is just a matter of time when the computer giant will step further and launch AMD-based notebooks and desktops if the number one chipmaker stands by its new pricing scheme, according to industry soruces.

In May, Dell announced that it will introduce servers based on AMD chips. A few days later, Intel told Taiwan-based makers that it will begin offering OEM and channel players the same prices and that it will stop offering rebates to OEMs that place large-quantity orders. The new "equal price" scheme is expected to take effect in September.

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News source: DigiTimes

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