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Dell sticks AMD chips in laptops

October release date
Tue Aug 08 2006, 07:40
MAIL ORDER tinman and former "Intel only shop" Dell will start sticking AMD chips in a laptop range in October.

The move follows an earlier decision to break down Dell's long association with Intel and start shoving AMD chips under the bonnet of a server range.

According to CNET Taiwan, the lappies will use AMD's Sempron and Turion 64x2 processors. They will appear on models equipped with 15.4-inch displays.

Dell is playing down the move, as it attempted to do when it started shipping AMD chips in its servers.

A spokesDell said "it is not a big deal" and had only been done to "remain competitive". However, after years of saying that Intel is the one true way, it is still a big deal when you start to say things like "variety is the spice of life".

If Dell was low key about the move, AMD is not exactly trumpeting the news either. AMD Taiwan could only be drawn to confirm that it had won the contract and not say that it was happy about it.

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