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Old 11th Feb 2008, 15:19   #1
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Dell moves most AMD systems to retail only

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/02..._retail_only/1

Dell has decided to make most of its AMD-powered machines only available in Dell's retail partner stores - no more online love for AMD?

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Old 11th Feb 2008, 16:03   #2
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Dell's move into retail passed me by completely, although I did notice Dell systems for sale in Tescos the other day.

It's not surprising that Dell is limiting their AMD systems, especially since Intel are winning pretty much hands down in the processor wars at the moment. I don't think they'll give up on AMD completely though, just in case AMD get their act together and come out with a line of Intel-beaters.
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people always seem to think of processor wars but they dont apply in the retail consumer prebuilt market, I say this because naturally a lot of people think well this cpu OC better then that one so its the better way to go but in the consumer market in prebuilt systems you cant OC them so the difference in performance is minimal at best. Im sure someone will argue this but regardless at my work we sell just as much amd systems as we do intel systems actually I think we sell more AMD systems as they tend to be cheaper then the intel systems with similar features.

Anyhow Dell is still horrid just the same so I stay clear of them whenever I can.
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Dell's move into retail passed me by completely, although I did notice Dell systems for sale in Tescos the other day.

It's not surprising that Dell is limiting their AMD systems, especially since Intel are winning pretty much hands down in the processor wars at the moment. I don't think they'll give up on AMD completely though, just in case AMD get their act together and come out with a line of Intel-beaters.
For budget systems AMD are still better placed in the market than Intel. And for most people a budget system will cope perfectly fine - I got command and conquer 3 running on my girlfriends Athlon X2 3800

The only reason I ever consider dell is for their notebooks anyway, only thing they do pretty well because the DIY notebook market is pretty... non existent. Get a cheap dell and upgrade it with your own OS / software and you're laughing.
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...while business customers can still order a full range of Latitude, Vostro and Optiplex systems at Dell's online store.
It doesn't seem hard for anybody to buy from the business selection; that's how I got a cheap monitor.

But there's only 1 AMD machine, 11 Intel. And the AMD is pitched at the wrong price level - too high to buy for the typists, too low for the boss's desk.

The budget systems are Intel - Celeron and E21xx. Overkill for MS Office, but from £150 for a full system who's complaining?
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Dell is just following the trends and adjusting their business to get the most sales, blue is winning at the moment so Dell will concentrate on making blue machines for the masses. Although this will have a hit on the green team when they are already down.
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