Tuesday, September 12, 2006

DELL starts to sell AMD machines tomorrow

Michael Dell anounces C521 and E521, starts selling tomorrow (Setpember 13, 2006).

Michael Dell cleared the question about AMD quota in DELL's product line. Sensitive on anti-trust issues, Mr. Dell indicated that there was no quota. DELL will sell as much as 99.99% of its PCes with AMD processors.

I think DELL's AMD product line will make the majority of DELL's sales soon. The AMD machines are all equipped with DOOM3 capable Nvidia graphics, unlike those crap Intel graphics game developer hate to death. Overall, DELL's AMD's configuratios are far more feature rich and sexy than its Intel setup.

DELL also said "no" to Intel's vPro. DELL doesn't want to pay $50 for the vPro sticker.

Intel's BK is pretty much ensured.

Media pumped the renewal of DELL-EMC reseller contract like crazy but keep total radio silence on DELL-AMD alliance. A lot of folks got a lot of INTC to dump...

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool but seems like many ppl switch to other brands like HP to buy branded pcs (most probably becos of the battery problem)..ppl get scared..this might sounds not right.. but this basically what most of ppl around me think at the moment..

10:46 AM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet it was REAL SMART of Dell to name those new AMD machines like they have an Intel Pentium 4 521 processor inside of them.

It probably took all the geniuses at Dell a long time to come up with such compelling and clear names for Dell's brand new AMD machines.

What is abundantly clear... is that it will take a lot more than AMD chips to "save" Dell.

And let us be clear here. "Saving" Dell means restoring better growth and market position to the company.

Today, Dell is best known for making cheap computers that explode and stock option fraud.

We'll have to wait and see for the AMD laptops before making a judgment call on whether they still explode.

Maybe by that time, we'll know how many Dell execs are going to prison...

11:23 AM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Original post is factually untrue and, I suspect, intentionally misleading. The referenced DELL article describes the difference between Intel and AMD based systems as follows:

Dimension E520-specific: Intel PentiumĀ® D and Core 2 Duo processor options, eight USB ports, and four slots (one x16 PCIe, one x1 PCIe and two PCI)

Dimension E521-specific: AMD SempronTM , AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor options; six USB ports, and three slots (one x16 PCIe, one x1 PCIe and one PCI)

here is no difference in the choice of graphics

2:38 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THis matters not for Dell..
Here is why Dell has failed
1) Appoint Ken as the number one cheese

2) Fail to realize that the trend/growth in PCs is laptops and retail sales

3) Dell refuses to embrace retail sales

4) Continued skimping on R&D that continues to result in ugly and un-innovative PCs

5) Battery fiasco as a result of 4)

6) Horrible customer service

7) Lastly going AMD...

Delusions in Texas will lead to another Texas sized meltdown of a once high flying company.

Dell is doing a Gateway like meltdown. Today little Mikey committed the #1 management taboo by continued to be in denial and standing behind his incompentent leader Ken.

How many times have you seen support for management underfire right before the incompetent manager gets fired. Verbal support is never stronger till right before the firing. Remember Bush and Katrina?

Mikey doesn't care as he has his big mansion and is in equipped technically to deal with this real issue. He is just one very lucky college drop out. A Bill Gates he is NOT.

Dell+AMD still equals a ugly, crappy, poor service computer that is now powered by a slow chip.

"DUDE you need a Dell"

Response

"DUDE you are an idiot! What you need is a sleek, fast, sexy Core2 Sony, HP, Toshiba or Lenova laptop. Then you'll really be a DUDE!"

5:08 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DELL bad support? Really then why are they a 5 star company. *Rolls eyes* What before AMD? No they still are. And don't get too gaga over Conroe. It maybe faster by 10% but lets face it, thats all it has going for it.

Remember not everybody needs the fastest thing in the world. Maybe they want the better features and chipsets and service? Don't act like a decently faster cpu is all high and mighty like god because god it was not made by. Lets see what you'll be saying about what conroe once was when DUO3 comes out next year to blow it away.

OMG new mobo upgrade. BTW funny how Intel's LT's are the only ones that have the problems huh? AMD where are the problems? Well thats easy their arnt any. Your too intel-pro for me great anonymous PHD pretender! Your smarter then us all, you must be god. >_>

8:31 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wild conjecture, but hey this site is FULL of wild conjecture.

I talk with retail customers all the time who bought a Dell. Most of them can't even tell you how much MEMORY they have in it - 512, 1 GB, let alone the freaking processor. And by God! Video - as long as the monitor lights up and the can see Explorer, they figure they got it!

80-90% of Dell customers in my unscientifc poll are practically computer illiterate, but do the minimum to check e-mail and ebay.

LOL about unscientific - this place embodies unscientific....

8:35 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Edward said...

"4) Continued skimping on R&D that continues to result in ugly and un-innovative PCs"

Hey... do you actually own any new Dell PC before making make such blatant comment?

As much as I disliked Dell's Intel-only policy over the years, I recently had the chance to work on Dell's new Conroe systems. I actually like their builds, so does everyone in my workplace. They are still heavy and a bit noisy (due to bad power supply fan) though, but definitely not ugly, and feels much more solid and easier to manage than the old ones.

Anyway, if you don't know something, better keep your mouth shut. IMHO, stereotyping is the most stupid of all.

11:39 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Edward said...

"80-90% of Dell customers in my unscientifc poll are practically computer illiterate, but do the minimum to check e-mail and ebay."

You are talking about 80-90% of the minority of Dell's revenue.

The corporate/institute IT buyers are Dell's main customers and source of income. They do care about graphics, memory, and CPU. They do care about power and performance, and also prices.

Now that Dell do not get Intel's favoritism, it is only smart for it to include AMD systems. Lets say a college wants to buy 1000 PCs for the new semester, and it wants to buy from Dell. Will it spend 1.2M for Core 2 Duo, or 800k for Athlon64 X2, or 600k for Pentium-D?

Previously, Dell has no choice but offering Intel-only solutions. But anyone can see that now AMD's systems are the sweet spot of sales, until, of course, when Core 2 Duo price was lowered by another 15% or so.

So really anyone who wants to buy a Core 2 should wait a bit more, because Dell's adopting AMD systems WILL make Intel further lower its Core 2 prices in nearer future. ;-)

11:52 PM, September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally.

Dell will soon dump Intel and decide to go with AMD 100%. Dell is not going to buy a single Kentsfield; and will surely intro thousands of 4x4 systems.

Dell needs to do this; or they will go bankrupt like Intel.

Intel will surely be bankrupt before the end of the year. And stupid retards at Intel will be jobless.

5:51 AM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous SurJector said...

Buy it right now in
Europe.

6:58 AM, September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet you dont even realize that you are using a product of AMDs new enemy as a reason to buy one of the systems.
Leave alone that 1 week ago Dell was nuts and now everyone has to buy those systems...
You are more embarassing than wetting pants

9:23 AM, September 14, 2006  

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