Dell Wednesday introduced the versatile XPS 18 PC, an 18-inch all-in-one PC that can double as a supersized tablet.
Dell on Monday said it had signed a confidentiality agreement with investor Carl Icahn, who has vocally opposed the company's proposed plan to be acquired for US$24.4 billion in a leveraged buyout.
Now with a full HD display, this developer-focused machine will soon roll out in Europe as well.
Some major computer makers are pushing Office 365 with their new PCs, but others have stuck with a more traditional bundling tactic of including a factory-installed, single-license trial.
Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling.
Taking Dell private is a bold move, but won't ensure success. If you can't recognize opportunities and execute properly as a public company, buying yourself shelter from investors only takes you so far. The bigger challenge will be rejiggering the corporate culture and core processes to make more innovation possible.
Dell's decision to go private has led to mixed reaction from the company's customers, who are watching developments closely as they consider the next steps in their product procurement plans.
There is a lot yet to be told about how going private will change Dell, but one thing it won't change is its enterprise strategy.
Dell is going private with the help of $2 billion from Microsoft. What does this mean for them, and the future of the PC industry?
When one of the most prolific PC suppliers in the world gives Wall Street the cold shoulder, you know something big is afoot.