Dell's Chief Executive Kevin Rollins said on Thursday that he is open to selling computers that run on microprocessors from AMD
"We're always open" to making changes, Rollins said. "We want the very best technology for our customers."
Rollins made the comment to reporters after speaking at a lunch sponsored by the Boston College Chief Executives' Club.
Dell is the world's biggest manufacturer of PCsand it currently uses microprocessors Intel.
Industry analysts have long speculated that Dell might start offering customers the option of buying PCs that run on AMD microprocessors. Some analysts recently said that Dell may adopt AMD in servers, notebooks and desktops this year.
Such a move might allow Dell to offer less expensive computers without hurting profit.