Oh, OEMs are "ALLOWED" to use AMD now? What, the CPU World Police Department (CWPD) was going to arrest them in the past? Or did Intel deactivate the self-destruct C4 secretely embedded in every AMD microprocessor? Companies do what's in their best interest. Intel wasn't holding a shotgun to them, forcing them to not use AMD products. For whatever reason, whether it be Intel's bribery or not, OEMs chose not to stock AMD.