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Dell goes private: Bought by Michael Dell and $2 billion from Microsoft (video)

Michael Dell has teamed up with investment firm Silver Lake to buy computer maker Dell, the company he founded as a 19-year-old in 1984, in a deal valued at about $24.4 billion.

Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful

This compact business PC packs a lot of features and performance into not much space and has top-notch warranty, security, and service options.

Meet Dell's new thumb drive-sized PC 'Ophelia'

Dell is planning to release by mid-year a computer that's all of 3.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide. It's not much bigger in girth than a USB stick, and is similar in design.

Microsoft-Dell partnership: A match made in heaven

Microsoft is reportedly offering to take a significant stake in helping take Dell private. A partnership would benefit both companies.

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Dell XPS One Review: form over function

This gorgeous all-in-one sacrifices usability in favor of aesthetics.

Turn any display into a virtual PC with Dell's HDMI stick

Plug Dell's dongle into a monitor or HDTV with a mouse and keyboard, and you'll get secure access to Android apps, cloud services, or your own remote PC. Whether this will be a good deal remains to be seen.

Dell's $499 Windows 8 tablet looks like a win for business

Dell announced a new Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet--built for business and starting at a price that's hard to ignore.

Apple MacBooks lead in laptop features and reliability

Apple continues to dominate the world of laptops. When we surveyed our readers, they gave the company the highest scores in almost all of our satisfaction measurements.

Apple and Lenovo desktop PCs tops in satisfaction

In our reader survey evaluating desktop satisfaction and reliability, performance was the most critical feature.

45,000 PCWorld readers name the brands they love (and love to hate)

Who makes the most reliable computers and gadgets? We asked a small army of PCWorld readers to rate the companies that made their desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers. The results might change your perceptions of which companies to trust.