Dell Removes Select AMD Models From Site, AMD Doesn't Mind

Rob Williams

Staff member
From our front-page news:
Where their processors are concerned, AMD can't catch a break lately. Late last week, news broke that Dell removed many AMD-based machines from their website, noting that they would still be available through regular retail outlets and also via the telephone. Why they would be available through the telephone and not online, where the process is made much easier, is way beyond me.

As it turns out though, this move doesn't hit AMD like many think it would. An AMD spokesman is quoted as saying, "We feel very good about the relationship with Dell and the growth ramp we've experienced.", and the fact that Dell is pushing for more sales outside of online/phone could in the end, help AMD a great deal. As with most things, time will tell.

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About 80 percent of Dell's sales are made to business, government and education customers, and about 20 percent to consumers. The company is trying to bolster its consumer business by breaking from its strict reliance on Internet and phone orders to offer machines through a growing list of retailers.

Source: MSNBC