Well now that Intel isn't going to be paying them to sell their processors, whats going to happen to Dell? I remember in that huge thread about the NY case, someone posted a link to an article that said most of Dell's profit apparently came from these payments from intel, so iv'e been wondering if there going to start losing money.
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Dell will hardly be a great loss to the PC industry - apart from the Intel parts they are not exactly great machines.
There are plenty of other PC / Laptop makers that will sell you something better for barely anymore cash.
I really doubt Dell was making profits solely on Intel's payments, they will still make profit, but just in lesser amounts.