Not looking to debate it, but I would personally NEVER devote large amounts of my company's product lines or quality bin parts to a company who has been gushing blood for the better part of a DECADE. If the intel counterparts are slightly more expensive, I'd go with them EVERY time because I know::
Except normally a large amount meant "A model"
No one is here saying Dell or any other OEM should go all AMD. Merely that finding more than 1-hidden model has often been very hard.
They can keep up with manufacturing demands
This has been AMD's biggest issue when competitive. If they can supply one OEM 100%, than it would have killed Intel's MOAP.
Wont possibly disappear overnight in a company sale, or hostile take over and upset my product'
Have better relationships and support with other vendors
Has multiple magnitudes better brand recognition.
Because you want to sell your own brand. Get the customer to want a Dell computer the next purchase instead of any Intel purchase.
This has always been the biggest issue between Intel and OEMs I think. Intel always focusing on it being an Intel product. AMD of course wants this association, but doesn't push it as hard. Mostly because they cannot afford to imho.
Regarding disappearing overnight, contracts.
Sure there are predatory incentives.. But golly gee welcome to capitalism. No way is anyone dedicating more than trivial test level product lines at this very moment. AMD has to prove it will survive and thrive before AMD might be in a Dell AlienWare box. And that's just that.. in a year or so we may see top trier desktops with the option for a AMD cpu.
AW will probably have one before that.
And AMD would have already fallen in true capitalism. Because even when it had a better product Intel bullied everyone to keep AMD down. Although AMD's insane purchase price for ATI was just as bad.
OEMs should have a nice 2018. Intel's OEM pricing will have to fall back to previous levels.
Captain Ned wrote:
NoOne ButMe wrote:
I don't think that would matter. I think they would need to exceed Intel's bribing budget.
Ah, young padawan gerbil, there is but a small step between marketing and bribing. I was simply being polite.
Honestly, Intel is a girl scout compared to what heavyweights like Samsung and Oracle regularly do. It's how the game is played, gotta be a shark or otherwise be eaten by them.
Perhaps now they are. We may see them jump back into the ring...
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