Dell is trying to turn things around since losing its lead as the world's No. 1 PC maker to Hewlett-Packard and reorganizing its leadership team. As a result, it's holding sessions with the media to show off what it says are its most innovative new products. One of them is pictured here: a super-thin display with speakers and microphone integrated right into the display itself. Dell says this could be the future of computer monitors. See more photos at this gallery.
To hear Michael Dell tell it, you can expect to see Dell computers popping up everywhere for sale.
Dell, which has relied on direct sales for years, is about to launch a major push in commercial reseller and retail channels, the company's CEO told the Web site CRN. Dell had flirted with retail before, but it had no specific programs like training and technical support special offers to offer resellers. Dell will begin providing many programs and strategies to help resellers move the Round Rock, Texas, company's products, the article reported.
Dell called solution providers one of the … Read more
A court filing accuses Dell and Dell Financial Services of fraud, false advertising and deceptive business practices, including offering misleading financing, and failing to honor rebates, warranties and service contracts.
The state of New York is asking for an injunction of Dell's allegedly bad business practices and an order that the world's second-largest PC maker pay an unspecified amount of damages to customers found to be affected.
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To be clear, that's a Dell computer, not Michael Dell now on display in the halls of the Smithsonian.
Dell, who earlier this year was reinstalled as CEO of the company he founded, donated his employee badge, a new Dell PC, and an original computer from PC Limited (Dell's original brand) made in 1985 to the National Air and Space Museum. The collection of items opened Thursday in Washington, D.C., as part of a temporary exhibit called "Treasures of American History."
An Altair computer, first-generation IBM PC and original Apple Macintosh are already in the … Read more
Every major PC manufacturer is announcing a lineup of new laptops this morning. These systems are all part of Intel's new Santa Rosa platform, which to the laptop-buying public means they'll have either a Centrino Pro or Centrino Duo sticker on them somewhere.
Our colleague Michelle Thatcher will go into further detail on the Santa Rosa specs later today, but for the most part, it involves having one of several new mobile Intel CPUs (From the T7000-series), support for Wireless N networking, Intel's new 965 chipset, and some additional onboard memory--Intel calls it Turbo Memory--for faster booting. … Read more
Details on pretty much every high-profile laptop featuring Intel's equally high-profile new Santa Rosa platform (otherwise known as Centrino Pro or Centrino Duo) are now freely available somewhere or other on this virtual playground we call the Internet.
Originally, dozens of new systems were going to be announced the morning of May 9. While those announcements, and their requisite press releases, will still happen, just about every last cat is already out of the bag.
Dell chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced Tuesday at the Entrepreneur Endeavor Summit that the company has launched DellenDirecto.com, a Spanish-language blog geared toward communicating with its customer base and other stakeholders. Dell considers it to be an extension of Direct2Dell, its English-language corporate blog that it has operated since July 2006. In March, Dell launched a Chinese version of Direct2Dell.
On the new blog, employees from the company's management, customer care, personnel, and engineering divisions will "listen to customers? feedback, discuss IT trends, and blog about technology topics," according to a statement released Tuesday. Readers … Read more
Michael Dell's got his new executive team fully in place, and they intend to turn things around by shoring up the core businesses and reaching customers in new ways.
The Wall Street Journal (subcription required) reported Friday on a memo sent to Dell employees Wednesday informing them of the results of a recent executive meeting of the minds. A Dell spokesman confirmed the memo was genuine.
Among other things, the memo vows that Dell is going to improve efficiency and look at new distribution strategies, which could involve the company altering its fundamental direct model.
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If there's one buzz topic that has laptop fans excited right now, it's the transition from traditional platter-based hard drives to solid state drives (like the one in your iPod Nano). These drives, like that flash memory stick hanging off your keychain, have no moving parts, give off less heat, and require less power to run--all good things if you're packing a few thousand dollars worth of battery-powered technology into your carry on bag.
Oh, Rumor Mill. We've been burned by you before, and yet we always fly back, like moths to a flame. The spark this time: James Kendrick at gadget blog jkOnTheRun posted details of a possible Dell tablet PC to be released this fall. The source? A reader who claims to have talked to Dell reps at two different events. According to this reader, the tablet will be based on the existing Latitude D420 laptop and will not include a touch screen (you'll have to use a stylus, not your finger, to navigate menus). As Kendrick points out, a … Read more