This blog has been updated with Dell executive and analyst comments.
It's not a blow-out quarter, but Dell investors will likely be pleasantly surprised.
The Round Rock, Texas, PC maker reported its first-quarter earnings Thursday, with revenue of $16 billion, a 9 percent improvement from a year ago, and earnings of 38 cents per share, a 12 percent increase.
Analysts were expecting earnings of 34 cents per share and revenue of $15.4 billion to $16.2 billion. In after-hours trading Thursday, shares of Dell were up 7.5 percent.
Following a turbulent 2007, Thursday's results were a … Read more