Dell has finally decided to use AMD chips as well as Intel chips. This is a major kick in the pants to troubled Intel and a sign of the growing power and competitiveness of AMD.
Dell has had to change tack from it's long time Intel only strategy as it has lost revenues and market share to a highly rejuvinated HP who has managed to beat Dell at their own game by installing cheaper componets and so offering lower price computers without losing margin.
Dell just announced their latest quarterly results in which net income slipped 18% as revenue rose 6% to $14.22 billion, in line with the company's lowered forecast. Analysts will not be surprised but will continue to be concerned about Dell's future.