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Dell Computer

Dell Computer, based in Round Rock, Texas, was founded by Michael Dell in 1984. The company manufactures PCs for home and office use, and servers. It is known for its speed of sale-to-delivery. However, it is attempting to enter the enterprise market with ethernet switches and clustered server lines.

In 1999, Dell overtook Compaq to become the largest seller of personal computers in the United States. In 2002, Dell lost the lead to Hewlett-Packard, which acquired Compaq in 2002. In Q1 2003 Dell again regained the lead.

Dell also sells software & peripherals and recently launched their own line of printers.

A support division of Dell is Dell International Services.

Financial information

Dell stock is floated on the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York.

It has a market capitalization of US$80 billion dollar in June 2003

Share prices were at US$24 in February 2003

Dell has revenues (2003) of approximately US$31 billion annually.

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