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Dell

(Dell Inc., Round Rock, TX, www.dell.com) A leading PC manufacturer, founded in 1984 by Michael Dell. Originally selling under the "PCs Limited" brand, Dell was the first to legitimize direct sales of PCs by mail order and to provide quality telephone support. It was also the first major manufacturer to pre-load applications selected by the customer. In 2007, after more than two decades of direct sales, Dell expanded into the retail channel, and for the first time, people would see Dell products in chains such as Wal-Mart and Staples.

The company's rise was extraordinary. In 1991, after only seven years in business, it made the Fortune 500, ranking 490, with sales of USD $546 million. In 2007, Dell ranked 34 on the list with revenues of $61 billion. With more than 200 patents covering current and future computer systems and related technologies, Dell has been a major force in the industry.

In 2015, Dell announced the largest tech acquisition in history by acquiring storage vendor EMC for USD $67 billion. In that transaction, Dell also becomes the owner of VMware virtualization and RSA security software. See EMC, VMware and RSA.


Michael S. Dell
From Inc. Magazine's "Entrepreneur of the Year" to PC Magazine's "Man of the Year," Dell has received numerous awards for his management abilities. He started the company in 1984 with $1,000. (Image courtesy of Dell Inc.)
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A Global 500(R) company, Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL) designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a complete line of personal computers compatible with industry standards.
CONTACT: (MEDIA) AT COMDEX: Lisa Rohlf or Dean Kline, Dell Computer Corporation, Dell Booth #L1082 or AT DELL HEADQUARTERS: Adrianne MacPherson, 512-728-4100, or (INVESTORS) Don Collis or Ken Smith, 512-728-8671, or 512-728-4034 all of Dell Computer Corporation/
A Global 500 company, Dell Computer Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a complete line of personal computers compatible with industry standards.
For Windows(TM) users, video performance has always been an issue - - and a potential bottleneck," said Doug MacGregor, vice president, Desktop Systems, Dell Computer Corporation.
A Global Fortune 500(R) company, Dell Computer Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a complete line of personal computers compatible with industry standards.
A Fortune 500 company(R), Dell Computer Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a complete line of personal computers compatible with industry standards.
Dell is a registered trademark and Dell Dimension, OmniPlex, OptiPlex and PowerEdge are trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing a leading Pentium(TM) processor position, Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL) today announced the shipment of Dell(R) PowerEdge SP(TM) and XE(TM) server systems using the world's fastest Intel microprocessor, the Intel(R) 100Mhz Pentium processor.
The special "Name the Tech Officer" contest is sponsored by NEI/Cartoon Art Association and is being underwritten by Dell Computer Corporation and will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides families of military personnel with temporary lodging in a home environment when visiting sick or injured active military members or veterans.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers using Dell computer monitors should look for the model number "DL-1460NI" on the back of the monitor.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL) is celebrating its first ten years in business the same way the personal computer maker built its multi-billion-dollar enterprise - talking on the telephone.