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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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HP reacts to Dell’s own buyout, says they have a “very tough road ahead”

HP reacts to Dell’s own buyout, says they have a “very tough road ahead”

If you haven't heard yet, Dell went private today, thanks to some company cash and even a loan from Microsoft. If you thought that other companies were going to stay mum about the news, think again. HP has issued a statement regarding Dell's buyout plan, and essentially, the company says that Dell has a "very tough road ahead," and that the transition "will not be good for its customers."

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Full HD edition guns for MacBook Air

This week the Dell XPS 13 has been re-introduced with a Full HD iteration, this version prompting the manufacturer to suggest that it's not just the MacBook Pro they're gunning for, it's the MacBook Air. This device has already been revealed and released in a 720p edition - we reviewed it right here on SlashGear, in fact - and here in 2013 the Dell team is showing off not just the Full HD version, but an XPS 13 Developer Edition as well, this time with the same display as the original (now called "standard display") but here based on Project Sputnik. And it's all about definition from here on in.

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Dell buyout could come as early as Monday tips source

Dell buyout could come as early as Monday tips source

We mentioned a few days ago that Dell Inc. was looking for a way to take the company private. One of the avenues that sources said was being pursued in taking Dell Inc. private again was a significant investment of between $1 billion and $3 billion from Microsoft. Over the last few days, new details have surfaced including a source who claims that Dell Inc. founder Michael Dell would combine his current ownership stake and as much as $1 billion of his own money to become the majority owner.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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Dell XPS One 27 Review: a real touchscreen Windows 8 All-in-One hero

Dell XPS One 27 Review: a real touchscreen Windows 8 All-in-One hero

Here in the first few months after Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the world, we're still looking for the perfect set of homes for this touch-friendly operating system - and in the Dell XPS One 27 (Touch Screen enabled model 2710), we may have found the best all-in-one solution yet. This beast works with a 27-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution (Quad HD) display ready for 10-finger touch on an articulating stand. This stand will allow you to move 60 degrees, nearly flat to an ever-so-slightly forward-leaning position - your choice!

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Microsoft wants Windows commitment not Dell control tip insiders

Microsoft wants Windows commitment not Dell control tip insiders

Details on the rumored multi-billion Microsoft investment in Dell continue to emerge, with chatter of the expectations the Windows maker would have for its supposed target. Whispers of Microsoft considering up to a $3bn injection to help stabilize Dell as a private company circulated yesterday following CNBC reports, and now the WSJ weighs in with further insider talk of how the deal might work out. Perhaps most important is the criteria that "Windows software [would] power the vast majority of its devices," though there are concerns that perceived favouritism might push other Windows OEMs to look elsewhere for their software.

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