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Dell's not saying "no" to AMD

Dell's not saying "no" to AMD

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Dan Ackerman Editorial Director / Computers and Gaming
Dan Ackerman leads CNET's coverage of computers and gaming hardware. A New York native and former radio DJ, he's also a regular TV talking head and the author of "The Tetris Effect" (Hachette/PublicAffairs), a non-fiction gaming and business history book that has earned rave reviews from the New York Times, Fortune, LA Review of Books, and many other publications. "Upends the standard Silicon Valley, Steve Jobs/Mark Zuckerberg technology-creation myth... the story shines." -- The New York Times
Expertise I've been testing and reviewing computer and gaming hardware for over 20 years, covering every console launch since the Dreamcast and every MacBook...ever. Credentials
  • Author of the award-winning, NY Times-reviewed nonfiction book The Tetris Effect; Longtime consumer technology expert for CBS Mornings
Dan Ackerman
Oh Michael Dell, you're such a tease. The founder of the world's biggest PC manufacturer was asked at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland if any of those speedy AMD CPUs might find their way into Dell systems. You know, the kind that were cheaper and faster than their Intel counterparts in our recent head-to-head showdown.

Dell gave a standard noncommittal response, saying, "Sure. We do not have an exclusive relationship with Intel," but added, "I do not have any new product to announce today." The bloggers jumped on this "read anything you want into it" answer, and you can check out some of the amusing reactions around the Web.