Silver Lake looks likely to close Dell deal

Blackstone has given up its quest to own Dell and cleared the way for tinman Michael Dell and his private equity partner Silver Lake to go ahead with a $24.4 billion deal to acquire the PC maker.

Dell stands by Windows RT

Although Windows RT is starting to look like a massive flop, Dell doesn’t appear to be ready to jump ship just yet. The company is still working on future generations of Windows RT gear, namely its XPS 10 tablet.

More gloom drifts across PC skies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has slashed its PC shipments forecast for 2013, citing weak demand in all four corners of the globe.

Next Apple iPad to start production this summer

Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) is one of three or four companies that put together notebooks and now tablets for multinationals.

Windows RT prices slump

Prices of Windows RT devices have started falling and according to Techworld it is because suppliers are trying desperately to ditch them.

Lenovo attacks Dell in the enterprise space

Lenovo, the world’s second largest PC maker, is planning to revamp its business strategy and refocus on its server and storage business over the next three years.

Dell faces some unpleasant home truths

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Might, and despair!” Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.  Ozymandias, Shelley

Dell battle of succession resembles Shakespearian tragedy

Opinion Tin-box shifter Michael Dell has found himself in the middle of a three-way proxy war for control of his company and might go out like Richard III screaming for a horse and ending up under a carpark.

It's official: hackers really are dweebs

The stereotype of a hacker being antisocial man-children who live in their parents' basements is apparently true, according to a new study from the University of Montreal.

Dell buyout turns into the tragedy of Macbeth

It seems that the sale of Dell is becoming a bit like Shakespeare's Macbeth with Dave Johnson cast in the role of Thane of Cawdor conspiring to take the throne from King Michael "Duncan" Dell.

Dell goes on supercomputer stampede

A partly Dell-powered supercomputer, Stampede, is being lauded tomorrow at its home in Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at Austin's University of Texas.

Michael Dell discovers his fate today

Michael Dell could today find out if he gets to keep hold of his company. The founder, who in February made a bid to take the firm private, has put his fate in the hands of a Dell board special committee, which is expected today to announce how it will proceed with the future of the company.

Apple, HP give customer satisfaction

A survey of 10,000 US consumers has pointed to Apple and HP taking the top end of the satisfaction ratings for the computing segment in a Temkin Experience study. At the bottom of the rankings were Sony and Lenovo.

Monitor market continues to slump

The stagnating and eventually declining demand for the traditional PC desktop has had an inevitable knock-on effect in the monitor industry, with the latest report from analyst house IDC lowering its Q4 2012 estimate from 37.9 million to 36.3 million units.

Component suppliers face pressure from Dell to cut costs

A decline in sales of PCs is affecting multinationals like Dell but that is also putting pressure on Taiwanese manufacturers to cut their costs. Last week a large number of well known Taiwanese ODMs (original design manufacturers) reported poor results for February.  The Taiwanese bourse requires listed companies to file their results monthly.

XPS 18 is Dell's thinnest and lightest AIO

Dell has debuted a slick all-in-one computer at a $900 price point. The XPS 18 - which is slated to launch on April 16 - features an 18.4-inch capacitive touch display with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Dell goes private in effort to refocus

Michael Dell has announced plans to buy back his eponymous company after 25 years on the Nasdaq stock exchange.

Dell's (Android) Project Ophelia gets detailed

Earlier this month, we discussed how and why Dell was looking beyond the traditional desktop and notebook PC markets.

Why the PC and X86 vendors are missing the big desktop PC opportunity

One of the biggest textbook mistakes IBM ever made was agreeing with Sun that the mainframe was dead - allegedly to be replaced by PCs and client server computing.

Dell looks beyond the x86 PC with Project Ophelia

It's certainly no secret that the traditional computer market is slumping. PC sales are on the decline, as shipments of tablets and smartphones continue to increase.