Dell Considers Putting 'Intel Inside' Sticker On A Prison

Dell is floundering around trying to regain the top spot in home computer sales. I don't think getting sued over secret kickbacks while being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over funny stock options is going to help.

This latest complaint adds Intel to the mix. It accuses Dell of taking up to $1 billion per year in payments from Intel in exchange for only using Intel CPUs in its laptops, desktops, and servers and says that Dell's "superior operating margins" were due in large part to "the hundreds of millions of dollars of secret and likely illegal rebate/kickback payments Dell was receiving from Intel at the end of each quarter in return for purchasing 100% or virtually 100% of its microprocessor requirements from Intel."

Hey Mike Dell, they put Martha Stewart in the pokey for answering the phone. Watch yourself.

Dude, you're getting a lawsuit.