Intel Pays Dell Not To Use AMD
This is interesting news (if it's true).
…from at least 2003 to 2006 Dell received massive, undisclosed, end-of-quarter rebate payments from Intel in exchange for Dell's agreement not to ship any computers using microprocessors made by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The payments were allegedly never less than $100 million per quarter and, in at least one year, totaled about $1 billion.
Seems like that should appear in their financial statements somewhere, but I didn't see anything in Dell's latest annual report.