If you take a look at the Dell website, you'll find that they are offering AMD-based notebooks . Dell's Inspirion 1501 notebook is powered with the Turion 64 X2 dual-core processors, and they also offer the notebooks with AMD's Sempron processor. Two of the Inspiron notebooks offer AMD's Turion 64 MK-36 processor--a single-core chip that runs at 2.0GHz. "On its Web site, Dell lists the starting price for the Sempron-based notebook as $549, while the higher-end notebooks that use the MK-36 processor are priced at $704 and $859. The lower-priced notebook offers an AMD Sempron 3500+ processor, which runs at 1.8GHz, 512MB of memory and a 60GB hard drive. Dell also offers its customers a chance to upgrade the notebook to either AMD's Turion 64 MK-36 processor or the Turion 64 2X dual-core processor."