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 Apr 08, 2005 - 11:00 AM - by Michael
* Dell: We'd use AMD "If"...

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Yahoo's carrying an article in which Dell's chief executive says that Dell would use AMD chips "if" customers demanded it... but it'd have to be pretty big demand.

But Rollins said that any decision to make AMD its second supplier of microprocessor chips, which function as the brains of PCs, would be complicated by the sweeping changes required for related components inside Dell PCs.

The changes would drive up initial production costs, meaning that Dell would only turn to AMD if customers demanded it start using AMD chips and not just Intel's.

"While we would never say 'never', the economies would have to be compelling, and customers would have to demand it," Rollins said.
I have a feeling AMD would be more than willing to help them out with that.
 

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