It's a competitive ol' world out there, ain't it? Take AMD, which, as you well know, very recently announced its intention to merge with ATI Technologies to, amongst other things, take on those Intel noobs.
It seems AMD ain't stopping there, though... Image is important, as is evident from some amusing 'restrictions' applied to an AMD ODM event being held in India next month.
At the August event, there'll be the usual barrage of presentations, as you'd expect.
However, woe betide anyone who attempts to fire up PowerPoint on an Intel powered lappy. Nope, that's not going to be possible, because only AMD based notebooks will be allowed anywhere at the event, including the resort, conferences and meeting rooms. Oh, and the manufacturers attending can't talk about products involving Intel either.
Here's an extract from a document we were shown by a well connected barmaid who served us up a fine Mojito yesterday: -
ODMs cannot discuss competitive solution in the venue.
So it seems Intel will be a dirty word at this event, meaning all Centrinos will have to be left at home. Score!
We wonder if an update to this document will be issued stating that notebooks with NVIDIA graphics chips will also be banned... we'll do our best to let you know if it does... :p