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Dell stops selling AMD-powered machines online

Nilay Patel
02.07.08
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Our tip jar, it overfloweth -- tons of you have written in to say that Dell's stopped selling AMD-powered machines in its online store. That means any of you looking for a Latitude D531, Vostro 1000 or OptiPlex 740 will have to truck it out to Best Buy, Staples, or Wal-Mart to get your low-end business fix. Of course, the overwhelming majority of Dell's business is done online, so cutting the AMD selection down to three cut-price models only available at big box stores sends a pretty clear message about Dell's processor selection in the future -- any bets on how long they last?

Update: As many of you have noticed, Dell's website is pretty inconsistent, showing the statement above but still offering a couple AMD machines for sale. We've got a call in, we'll hit you with info when we get this cleared up.

Update 2: Dell says that AMD-powered consumer machines are retail-only, but that business-grade machines will still be sold online. Still, it looks like this was pretty badly botched -- check out the full scoop on what Dell told us here.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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