CNET reviewed one of Dell's first AMD-based desktop PCs:
After so much buildup, you might think that the Dell Dimension C521 would make a more dramatic entrance. It is, after all, one of the first two Dell consumer desktops to include a processor from AMD. But rather than rolling out the new partnership at the top of the desktop market with an unattainable $5,000 gaming PC, Dell has made a wiser move in debuting its AMD boxes as more budget-friendly, day-to-day PCs. The Dimension C521 starts at $359, and our review model costs $1,215 thanks to its various upgrades.