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Analysts: Dell could be unstable if alternative bids accepted

A long battle looms as bids are evaluated to take over Dell, but analysts are warning customers of operational instability if an alternative proposal to acquire the company is accepted.

Blackstone proposes counterbid for Dell, reports say

Blackstone Group has reportedly sent a preliminary counterbid to buy out Dell, which would rival the current proposed offer of US$24.4 billion from Silver Lake Partners and Michael Dell made in early February.

HTPC Showdown: Which front-end interface is best?

We tested four media management utilities to decide which is best for your home theater PC needs.


HP quashes investor unrest, looks to servers for salvation

HP's annual shareholder meeting emphasized opportunities in IT and servers for the big-data economy, while the company remained completely silent about its faltering businesses in PC, workstations, and printers.

Digital Storm Bolt review: small package, small price, big performance

The Digital Storm Bolt may look small from the outside but it's heavy on performance once you fire it up. Just beware of the tight squeeze if you have to get into it.

Dell, Icahn in confidentiality agreement as buyout opposition grows

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.

IDC: PC shipments to decrease in 2013

Worldwide PC shipments dropped in 2012 on an annual basis for the first time in more than a decade and that is expected to continue this year, research firm IDC said on Monday.

11 adorable images from the dawn of the PC era

Ah, the early 1980s. PC hardware was big, bulky, and insanely expensive, and Bill Gates was small, skinny, and reeking of precocious geekery.

Hewlett-Packard, following tablet trend, turns away from PCs

Company seeks to compete in a multi-form-factor, a multi-OS, and multi-chipset world.


Businesses get new marketplace for used IT gear

Here's a new way for midsize and large businesses to unload or buy used servers, PCs, components and more.