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Michael Dell wants his job guaranteed to consider Blackstone Group offer

Michael Dell wants his job guaranteed to consider Blackstone Group offer

We have followed the story behind Michael Dell and partners trying to purchase Dell Inc. and take the computer company private. Some of the major stockholders and Dell, which is currently a publicly traded company, balked at the offer made for all outstanding shares of Dell Inc. by Michael Dell and Silver Lake among others. Michael Dell personally owns 15.6% of Dell Inc. making him the single largest shareholder.

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Rival buyout attempt could oust Michael Dell from Dell Computer

Rival buyout attempt could oust Michael Dell from Dell Computer

Not too long ago the technology world was all a flutter over news that Michael Dell and a consortium of other companies were attempting to purchase Dell Computer and take the company private. Some the major investors in Dell Computer didn't like the deal and wanted the company to open the doors and consider offers from other potential buyers. Word has now surfaced that other potential bidders for Dell Computer have stepped into the picture and these other companies could be a bad thing for founder Michael Dell.

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Dell XPS 18 hands-on: 18-inch tablet? Portable all-in-one PC? Delusional?

Dell XPS 18 hands-on: 18-inch tablet? Portable all-in-one PC? Delusional?

You have to give the PC OEMs some credit: they're really milking the touch potential of Windows 8, and hulking great "home tablets" seem to be the finger-fetish of the moment. Latest to join the trend is Dell with the XPS 18, an 18.4-inch slab of dockable multitouch, with the company would rather you think of as a portable all-in-one PC than as a tablet in the traditional sense. Intended to be toted round the home, rather than outside of it, the XPS 18 packs up to a Core i7 processor and a battery good for a surprising five hours of off-the-AC use. We caught up with Dell for an early play.

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Sources claim Carl Icahn and could own up to 6% of Dell

Sources claim Carl Icahn and could own up to 6% of Dell

Rumors have continued to swirl about the intimate goings on at Dell as founder Michael Dell and a consortium of other companies attempt to take the computer maker private. A source has surfaced this week that claims billionaire Carl Icahn is set to enter the fray during the leveraged buyout attempt of Dell. According to sources, Icahn has recently acquired by a large quantity of Dell stock.

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Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Dell XPS 10 and Kindle Fire are the most repairable tablets, Surface Pro and iPads come in last

Warranties have their place, but there's no shortage of techies who prefer to do their own device repair when something goes awry. Unfortunately, no matter how technically inclined you are, some devices seem built specifically to make the task as difficult as possible. The folks over at iFixit have released their Repairability Guide, which shows Dell's XPS 10 as the easiest to repair, and Microsoft's Surface Pro as the worst of the bunch.

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Dell unveils Latitude 10 Enhanced Security tablet

Dell unveils Latitude 10 Enhanced Security tablet

Dell's Latitude 10 was originally launched back in October 2012. A few months later, we saw the Essentials configuration pop up at CES 2013, with Dell aiming the device at schools and small businesses. Now the company has unveiled a new iteration of the tablet, this one aimed at the government, law enforcement, and banks - the Latitude 10 Enhanced Security.

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Dell unveils industry’s first wireless dock based on WiGig technology

Dell unveils industry’s first wireless dock based on WiGig technology

Dell has unveiled the world's first wireless dock based on WiGig, a wireless technology that is up to 10x faster than regular wireless networks. By utilizing this technology, Dell says its Wireless Dock will give users "unparalleled" connectivity between multiple devices and peripherals. The device is compatible with the Latitude 6430u Enterprise ultrabook.

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Dell posts its financial results for Q4 and full fiscal year

Dell posts its financial results for Q4 and full fiscal year

Dell has posted its 2013 financial results for both Q4 as well as the full fiscal year. In the fourth quarter, Dell’s revenue totaled $14.3 billion, which is an 11% decrease from 2012. Its revenue for the entire year was $56.9 billion, an 8% decrease from last year. Revenue from Dell’s enterprise solutions and services grew 6% in Q4 to $5.2 billion. The revenue for the full year totaled 34%, or $19.4 billion, of Dell’s total revenue. This was a 4% increase from fiscal year 2012.

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Dell UltraSharp Display line gets PremierColor and Ultra-wide surprise

Dell UltraSharp Display line gets PremierColor and Ultra-wide surprise

There's a brand new collection of Dell UltraSharp Display models out there this week with the company revealing both a brand new ultra-wide model and a set of PremierColor monitors. This update for the Dell line brings on a new level of color accuracy as well as performance and precision, all from PremierColor technology. Two new models in the UltraSharp line by the name of U3014 and U2713H will bring you 30 and 27-inch excellence respectively while the 24-inch U2413 brings up the tail end with the most conservative of monitor sizes.

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Box offering 50GB free for new members

Box offering 50GB free for new members

Cloud storage service Box always seems to be giving away free cloud storage left and right, and today is no exception. New users can sign up for an account and receive 50GB of space for free. This seems to be a "Dell Exclusive Offer," but we're seeing no restrictions here, meaning that it doesn't look like you have to own a Dell computer in order to take advantage of the free space.

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Dell Deal: Business or Legacy?

Dell Deal: Business or Legacy?

The temptation to draw parallels between Michael Dell and Apple's Steve Jobs is a compelling one. Both founded technology companies that went on to great success; both left their position at the helm for some time, and then returned with great fanfare. However, Dell is not Jobs, and while the Apple CEO died leaving a vastly successful, hugely grown, and even fashionable company, Dell has struggled to do the same. Now, with Dell - along with a little financial help from some friends - wrenching back control of his eponymous company, the question remains: how much is righting the Dell ship with good business strategy, and how much is preserving the legacy of the business he gave his name.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 5, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we heard that Dell will be going private with the help of a $2 billion loan from Microsoft, while HP reacted to the news of the deal by saying that Dell has a "very tough road ahead." We learned that OUYA will be sold at retail stores in June, and the 128GB iPad is now available on Apple's online store. Samsung's Galaxy brand has eclipsed Android, and Microsoft announced that it will be opening 11 new stores in the US by summer.

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