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Dell enhances education offerings with Latitude 13, S520 projector

03/06, 4:47pm

Ruggedized Latitude 13, multi-touch S520, Mobile Computing Cart shown

Bolstering its education lineup, Dell today announced the Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell Mobile Computing Cart upgrade kit and Dell Interactive Projector S520. While tailored for the schoolroom, the Latitude 13 ruggedized laptop is also available to Dell online customers.

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Briefly: Wal-Mart phone sale, Dell installing Firefox for a fee

03/05, 9:53pm

Wal-Mart offering 5c for $29, 5s for $119 with two-year contract

Walmart has reduced prices significantly on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for users signing two-year contracts with AT&T or Verizon. The Galaxy S4 has been reduced to $49, down from $99. A 16GB iPhone 5s has also been reduced to $119, with the iPhone 5c seeing a cut to $29. Additionally, consumers purchasing a Samsung phone with a two-year contract will be given a $50 Walmart gift card.

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DealNN: Dell multi-touch monitor cut to $400 and more

03/04, 12:57pm

Dell multi-touch monitor cut to $400 and more

Right now, the Microsoft Store is offering a price cut of $249 on the Dell 23-inch multi-touch monitor. It was $649, but has been reduced to $400. That makes this nearly $90 less than the lowest price found anywhere else. This monitor features 1080p resolution, 10-point multi-touch capabilities, built-in five-watt speakers, a contrast ratio of 1000:1, dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million to 1, and a USB 3.0 port.

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Mayday feature puts Amazon on top of 2014 Rescuecom chart

02/18, 2:33pm

Lenovo score drops

Amazon has shot to the top of Rescuecom's latest annual Computer Reliability Report, according to a press release. The company achieved a score of 7,590, vastly outdoing Samsung, which came in second with 768. Rescuecom determines reliability rankings by comparing computer and tablet vendors' marketshares with the numbers of repair calls its Level 3 technicians handle.

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Dell preparing to lay off 15,000 employees this week, claims report

02/03, 7:59am

All conference rooms booked at Dell HQ for alleged mass layoffs

Dell could be preparing to lay off over 15,000 employees this week, according to a report. As part of the restructuring efforts after completing its return to a private ownership, the computer manufacturer will apparently be making the staff reductions globally and in all departments, with departments that have already been affected by layoffs expected to cull another 15 percent of the workforce.

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Dell teams with MakerBot to offer Replicator series of 3D printers

01/27, 8:01pm

Deal gives MakerBot access to the Dell distribution and logistics channel

Dell today announced it will offer MakerBot Replicator 3D printers, scanners, and raw materials to create an end-to-end 3D design solution for small and medium-sized businesses, enabling fast and affordable prototyping. Six MakerBot models will be available for purchase or pre-order at launch on February 20.

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Dell 28-inch 4K monitor to ship for $699 on January 23

01/08, 12:05pm

Promises same performance as recent UltraSharp monitors

Dell has announced a firm date and pricetag for a 28-inch 4K monitor it teased in December. The P2815Q will support resolutions up to 3840x2160, and ship for $699 on January 23. Other specifications aren't available, but Dell is promising the same performance as its recent 24- and 32-inch UltraSharp monitors.

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First ad since privatization positions Dell as plucky startup

01/01, 7:29pm

New Dell ad points out startups born on Dell computers

In its first ad since the company completed its privatization bid late last year, Dell is positioning itself not as a massive computing powerhouse, but more as a feisty startup. The ad juxtaposes Dell's current state with the starting points of companies like Dropbox, Shazam, and Skype, and it casts Dell as a company that "personifies entrepreneurial spirit" and "celebrates it every day." As the computing giant looks to carve out a niche for itself in the new computing paradigm, the ad is an entreaty to encourage companies to look at Dell products in order to "do more."

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Dell reveals new partnerships with Dropbox, Microsoft, Google, Red Hat

12/12, 12:24pm

Dropbox for Business to be offered to Dell enterprise customers

Dell has announced a number of new partnerships it has formed with other companies at its Dell World event in Austin today. The computer producer revealed updates to the Dell Cloud Partner Program, an agreement with Red Hat over OpenStack, and that it would start offering Dropbox for Business through its enterprise sales, among other announcements.

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Dell reveals $300 Chromebook 11 as its first Chrome OS notebook

12/11, 10:03am

Educational-oriented Dell Chromebook 11 shipping in January

Dell has unveiled its first Chrome OS notebook, the Chromebook 11. Aimed at the education market, the Chromebook 11 offers up an 11.6-inch edge-to-edge glass screen with a resolution of 1366x768, entry-level specifications, and a low price tag, in a device measuring less than an inch in thickness and weighing in at 2.9 pounds.

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New UltraHD Dell monitors sport 4K resolution: 3840x2160

12/02, 6:00am

Dell intros new line of Ultra HD monitors

Dell on Monday announced a new line of "UltraHD" monitors, each sporting a resolution nearly four times greater than Full HD (1080p). The new line includes the Dell UltraSharp 32, UltraSharp 24, and the 28 Ultra HD. Despite being the same resolution as more expensive 4K HDTV sets, Dell has priced the monitors to be affordable for professionals that need such clarity in images.

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Briefly: Best deals on PC laptops for Cyber Monday

12/01, 9:15pm

Great laptop deals on Dell, HP, ASUS and more

Cyber Monday will be kicking off for a lot of online retailers at midnight. We've gathered some of the best deals on PC laptops that can be had right now.

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DealNN roundup: Black Friday special edition part 2

11/29, 1:27pm

Black Friday special edition part 2

DealNN's Black Friday coverage continues with discounts on digital cameras, external hard drives, notebooks and more. The Canon EOS Rebel SL1 18MP digital camera body and lens kit has seen a steep 59 percent price break from $1,200 down to only $449.99 at Rakuten.com. That's the lowest price we've seen on this camera by $200. Free shipping is included and sales tax applies for residents of New York and California. This camera features 18MP resolution, a 3-inch touchscreen LCD, CMOS sensor, and 18mm to 55mm focal length. A one year warranty is included from Canon.

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First Look: Dell's Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet

11/22, 5:22pm

Dell delivers a surprisingly suitable tablet so far

We've made no secret of the fact that we're fans of mobile devices with styluses, as evidenced by our raves about Samsung's Galaxy Note series. So it should come as no surprise that we were interested in checking out Dell's new Venue 8 Pro device and its active stylus. The 8-inch tablet runs Windows 8.1 – the full Windows – so we're also interested to see how well Microsoft's struggling platform works on an 8-inch slate form factor. Dell sent us a review unit, and you can check out our initial impressions by clicking on through.

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Samsung holds lead, Apple slips in Q3 RescueCom reliability rankings

11/19, 3:24pm

Apple positioned as biggest computer maker

Samsung continues to hold top place in RescueCom ranking of the most reliable computer brands. The firm's scores are determined by balancing each company's US marketshare versus the number of repair calls handled by Level 3 RescueCom technicians. In Q3 figures, Samsung holds a score of 694; coming in a distant second is Apple at 259, which RescueCom notes is less than half of what it managed in Q2.

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Dell ships OptiPlex 3020 business-oriented tower line

11/14, 7:33pm

New towers outfitted with up to i5 Haswell processors

Dell has announced a new business-class PC. The OptiPlex 3020 tower series provides what the company calls "industry-leading performance and best-in-class security in a budget-friendly package." The new tower line is powered by Intel Core i5 "Haswell" processors, can be outfitted with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7, and has integrated Intel HD4600 graphics.

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First Look: Dell Venue 7 Android tablet

11/13, 9:16pm

Hands-on with Dell's low-end enterprise slates

The mobile computing revolution has largely left Dell – along with most other traditional PC giants – in the lurch. Even as it goes private, Dell is still striking out into the mobile device market, releasing new Android and Windows tablets aimed at providing enterprise clients an option for low-cost touchscreen devices. We just received a review copy of the Venue 7 Android slate, and we've got a few first impressions to share on Dell's latest touchscreen device.

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Dell completes privatization bid, delists from Nasdaq at market close

10/29, 4:49pm

Michael Dell, Silver Lake take Dell private for $25B

The deal to take computer maker Dell private was completed on Tuesday, with company founder Michael Dell partnering with private equity firm Silver Lake to buy Dell for roughly $25 billion. As a result of the privatization, Dell will be delisted from the Nasdaq exchange at the close of Tuesday's trading, according to Reuters. Tuesday's news caps a months-long saga that has seen the deal countered and at times on the verge of collapse.

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Briefly: Alienware console trade offer, $25 Battlefield 4 Dell credit

10/24, 9:58pm

Alienware giving $200 cash with console trade and gaming PC purchase

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Dell intros M3800 notebook with carbon housing, 3200x1800 display

10/22, 1:00pm

Workstation focuses on design

Dell has introduced a new notebook, the M3800, that aims to pair workstation-level performance with an attractive aesthetic design. The 18mm-thick housing combines a carbon-fiber base with an aluminum frame and aluminum cover for the 15.6-inch touchscreen, which is protected by Gorilla Glass and features options for 1920x1080 or 3200x1800 resolutions.

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Dell Project Ophelia reaches FCC, renamed Wise Cloud Connect

10/21, 12:03pm

Dell Android stick shows Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, MHL-capable HDMI

Dell is getting closer to shipping its Android dongle, with the device making its way through the FCC. Initially expected to be released during the summer but was delayed, Project Ophelia has now been rebranded as Wyse Cloud Connect, though it is now thought that Dell will start shipping the device either at the end of this year or early in 2014.

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Xbox One to run Windows 8 apps, claims Dell website

10/21, 7:58am

Xbox One page mentions possible cross-platform apps

Microsoft may allow apps made for Windows 8 to run on the Xbox One after launch, according to one manufacturer. Dell's online store makes the claim that the upcoming Microsoft game console will be able to run the apps created for the desktop operating system, something that Microsoft has yet to publicly confirm itself.

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DealNN: 17-inch Alienware Haswell notebook only $1,449, and more

10/11, 11:38am

17-inch Alienware Haswell notebook, only $1,449 and more

At Dell.com this week, save $50 on the Alienware 17-inch aluminum notebook computer which carries a list price of $1,499, but is cut to $1,449 when coupon code "2M66J?BPVPP$F3" is used at checkout. That's about $150 less than the lowest price offered anywhere else. This computer features a 2.4GHz Intel quad-core Haswell processor, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2GB video card. It also comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit pre-installed. A one-year warranty on parts and labor is included from Dell.

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Carl Icahn backs down from Dell fight, won't seek share rights

10/04, 12:56pm

Move signals final end to dispute

Carl Icahn has backed down once again from his ongoing dispute with Dell over the company's move to go private. In a Twitter post, the activist investor noted that he would no longer seek "appraisal rights" for his stake in the company, which would have taken the disagreement over share value to a Delaware court.

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Dell releases XPS 11 convertible, XPS 13, XPS 15 upgrades

10/02, 6:46pm

New models boosted with Haswell, improved battery life, better video

In addition to today's reveal of the new Dell Venue tablets, Dell is introducing new XPS laptops, each with enhanced displays over previous models. Released today are the new XPS 11 2-in-1 tablet convertible device, and a refreshed XPS 15 multimedia laptop. Dell is also upgrading its XPS 13 Ultrabook with faster processors, touch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and improved battery life.

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Dell returns to Android with Venue 7, Venue 8 tablets

10/02, 12:30pm

Android offerings sold alongside Windows 8.1 devices

Dell has made a surprise return to the Android platform with its latest tablet introductions, the Venue 7 and Venue 8. Not to be confused with the Venue "Pro" variants, which run Windows 8.1, the basic Venue tablets are powered by Intel's latest Atom processors and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Dell intros Venue 11 Pro tablet with Windows 8.1, keyboard dock

10/02, 12:30pm

Choice between Bay Trail, Core i-series hardware

As part of Dell's renewed push into the tablet market, the company has unveiled a 10.8-inch model that serves as a convertible device powered by Windows 8.1. Several internal configurations are available for the Venue 11 Pro, ranging from Intel's 2.4GHz quad-core Bay Trail processor to a 1.6GHz Core i5 chip.

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Hands on: Dell Venue 7, Venue 8 Android tablets

10/02, 12:30pm

Dell delves back into consumer tablet arena

Dell's new Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets mark the company's return to the consumer tablet arena, after a long hiatus following an unsuccessful attempt with the Streak series. The new Android tablets will be sold alongside the company's Windows 8.1-powered Venue "Pro" tablets. Electronista had a chance to try out the new tablets at Intel's Developer Forum conference last month in San Francisco.

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Dell gains regulatory approval, will go private by end of 3rd quarter

10/01, 3:20pm

Silver Lake deal worth $25B to complete by November 1st

Dell has cleared its final hurdle to going private, by receiving regulatory approval. The PC producer has revealed it has received "all necessary pre-merger regulatory clearances" for the $25 billion buyout by Silver Lake Partnerships and Dell founder Michael Dell, with the deal expected to close before the end of the third quarter of Dell's financial year, November 1st

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Dell to increase focus on tablets, stay out of smartphone market

09/13, 11:11am

Michael Dell speaks to CNBC

Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell has outlined the company's strategy under private ownership. In an interview with CNBC, the executive highlighted the company's success in the enterprise market and commitment to continue engaging consumers with new tablets and PCs, however he dismissed the possibility of getting back into the smartphone business.

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Hands on: Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet with Bay Trail, Windows 8.1

09/12, 11:15pm

Take makes second push into tablet market

After struggling to gain traction in the tablet market with the XPS 10, Dell is making a fresh push with its upcoming Venue 8 Pro. The eight-inch tablet promises to deliver a full Windows 8.1 experience and competitive battery life, thanks to Intel's new Bay Trail platform. Electronista met with the company this week at IDF to check out the upcoming tablet in person.

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Dell shareholders vote to go private, accept Dell, Silver Lake offer

09/12, 11:32am

Dell buyout worth $24.9B to proceed, complete by Fiscal Q3 2014

Dell will become a private company in the future, based on the preliminary tally of votes from a special meeting of stockholders. The approval, once confirmed, means that Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake has succeeded in taking control from the company, following investor Carl Icahn backing down with his offer.

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Intel brings Venue brand back from the dead with Bay Trail tablet

09/11, 6:02pm

New 8-inch device will be detailed October 2

Dell's axed Venue cellphone brand is being resurrected in tablet form later this year. At today's IDF keynote, Vice President Neil Hand briefly showed an eight-inch Venue-branded device with the Intel Bay Trail processor, saying that it would share more details about the new 1080p device with the world on October 2.

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Alienware adds latest Core i7 processors to Aurora gaming system

09/11, 3:30pm

New models offer up tp six cores running at 4.2GHz.

Dell subsidiary Alienware announced today that its flagship gaming desktop, the Alienware Aurora, has been refreshed with the latest high-performance processors and graphics. The Aurora is now available with the latest Intel Core i7 processors, with up to six cores and 15MB of cache.

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Carl Icahn bails out of Dell buyout deal, no competing offers remain

09/09, 3:38pm

Shareholder special meeting next week, general meeting in October

Investor Carl Icahn and challenger to the Dell crown announced today that he was exiting the effort to prevent Michael Dell's effort to take the company private. With Icahn pulling out of the competition for the company, the shareholders have few other options than voting for the deal, and recouping $13.75 per share as a result of the buyout deal.

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Dell boosts Precision workstation line with two laptops, three towers

09/09, 9:02am

New models bring Haswell to laptops, Ivy Bridge Xeon to towers

Dell today announced it has expanded its workstation portfolio with the most powerful mobile and tower workstations, the Dell Precision M4800, M6800 laptops -- as well as the Dell Precision desktop workstations T3610, T5610 and T7610. The new machines are updated with the latest high-performance, workstation-class processors, graphics, storage, display and other technologies.

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Dell launches trio of multitouch monitors in US, Canada, Latin America

08/28, 10:28am

Multitouch, gesture support, MHL connections in new Dell monitors

Dell has unveiled a new range of monitors with multitouch displays, following on from its existing S2240T touch display. The Dell 20 Touch Monitor, Dell 23 Touch Monitor, and Dell 27 Touch Monitor all have 10-point multitouch with gesture support in Windows 8, with the displays also offering a contrast ratio of 8 million to 1.

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Dell renovates business laptop line with three new models

08/26, 11:05pm

Latitude 3000, 5000, 7000 replacing all previous models

Dell today unveiled the newest additions to its line of commercial PCs: the Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. All three new models are available with touch display options, as well as boasting the Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace suite bringing advanced authentication and leading-edge malware prevention to the units.

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Apple gains in computer reliability survey; Samsung holds lead

08/21, 4:22pm

Apple-related troubleshooting calls fall by more than half

Apple's score has almost doubled quarter-to-quarter -- to 503 -- in a Q2 Rescuecom survey of computer reliability. The data is based on a mix of manufacturer marketshare and the number of calls Rescuecom's Level 3 technicians have to handle. Between Q1 and Q2, the number of Apple-related calls dropped by more than half, even though Mac marketshare has remained largely unchanged.

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DealNN: Dell printer for $50, Toshiba notebook for $1,000, more

08/20, 1:25pm

Dell printer for $50, Toshiba notebook for $1,000, more

This week, Staples has the Dell 1160w wireless monochrome laser printer for the reduced price of $50. That's $70 off the regular price of $120, and the lowest price we have seen on this printer by $33. This printer features print speeds of 20ppm with a resolution of 600x600 dpi, WiFi connectivity, 150 sheet paper capacity, and compatibility with Mac, Windows and Linux. A one-year warranty is included from Dell.

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Icahn loses court bid to delay Dell privatization vote

08/16, 4:38pm

Dell vote on Silverlake proposal will take place on September 12

A legal effort to prevent a change in voting rules in the upcoming Dell privatization effort has been denied by Judge Leo Strine of the Delaware Court of Chancery. Carl Icahn and his voting block were trying to stop a September 12 shareholders' vote on Michael Dell and investment partners' offer, that has had its voting rules recently modified by a slight increase in the buyout offer. The judge ruled that the vote is "probably within the time the court itself might set."

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Dell posts massive hit to earnings per share, nearly no growth

08/15, 7:39pm

Revenue static year-over-year, earnings per share down by 71 percent

Dell today announced fiscal 2014 second quarter results, with essentially unchanged revenue year-over-year of $14.5 billion. Income plummeted to $204 million, making earnings per share $0.12, down a remarkable 71 percent since the same time period in 2013. The companys Enterprise Solutions, Services and Software (ES&S) revenue was $5.8 billion, growing nine percent year over year, including the benefit of the Quest acquisition. In End User Computing, revenue was down five percent year over year.

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August 16 court date set for Icahn's Dell 'expedited meeting' motion

08/12, 10:23pm

Dell board accused of 'stacking the cards' in favor of original offer

The Delaware Chancery Court has scheduled a hearing for Friday, August 12 at 12:30PM to determine if investor Carl Icahn should be granted an expedited hearing to attempt to block a change in voting rules in the Dell privatization process. The investor sued Dell and its special board to prevent what he views as an unfair change in the voting rules that CEO and founder Michael Dell lobbied the board for when he raised his offer for the company to $13.75 per share plus a $0.13 per share special dividend.

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Dell Latitude 7000 ultrabooks launch with 12.5-inch, 14-inch screens

08/08, 5:37am

Initial 1366x768 displays to be replaced by multitouch 1080p versions in future

Dell has launched a pair of Latitude 7000-series ultrabooks on sale, with both notebooks using Intel Haswell processors. The Latitude 14 7000 offers a 14-inch 1366x768-resolution anti-glade display, with a touch-enabled 1080p version on the way, while the marginally smaller and lighter Latitude 12 7000 model opts for a similar-resolution 12.5-inch screen, also with a 1920x1080 touch model expected in the future.

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Dell advisory board alters vote rules, accepts new Michael Dell offer

08/02, 4:21pm

New offer adds nearly $470 million to buyout offer

The Dell special committee overseeing Michael Dell's privatization effort of his company has accepted an increased offer of $13.75 with a special dividend of $0.13 per share as a one-time dividend payable on or before closing. As part of the deal, the committee has accepted the condition that votes not cast are no longer counted against the buyout, but are not counted at all.

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Dell board rejects increased buyout offer saddled with voting changes

07/31, 7:30pm

$0.10 increase not sufficient to change terms of the vote

Ten days before the next scheduled privatization vote for Dell driven by Michael Dell and Silver Lake, the company's special committee has rejected a proposal to increase Michael Dell's per-share offer to $13.75, assuming the voting rules are shifted towards favoring the proposal. Dell's increased offer hinged on votes not cast to be changed to an "abstain" status, rather than "no" votes.

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Dell rolls out Precision M3800, high-performance Workstation

07/25, 5:58am

Dell Precision M3800 boasts 3,200x1,800 QHD multitouch display

Dell has revealed the Precision M3800 Workstation, a high-performance notebook that manages to keep its weight down to just 4.5-pounds. Despite packing in a powerful fourth-gen Intel quad-core Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics, it also just 0.7-inches thick. Dell claims that it is the worlds thinnest and lightest workstation ever.

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Michael Dell seeks privatization voting rule shift with $0.10 increase

07/24, 3:49pm

Increase provisional on rule change, offer still less than Icahn's

Dell founder Michael Dell has made a slight increase in his bid to take the company private -- assuming the committee overseeing the process changes the voting rules. The CEO is proposing a $0.10 per share increase to $13.75, assuming that the committee removes the restriction that shareholders who abstain from the vote are no longer counted as "no" votes.

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Icahn slams complacent and 'dysfunctional' Dell advisory board

07/17, 8:51pm

Dell shareholders scheduled to vote July 18 on proposed deals

Controversial investor Carl Icahn made an appearance on a business cable news network today, slamming the Dell privatization process and the parties involved. On a brief interview with CNBC, Icahn calls the acquisition of Dell a patriotic duty and an "emotional thing." He also expressed concern about the existing board, declaring that if Icahn's group wins, the board is "still gonna fool around" with the company, even after a new CEO and ownership structure is in place.

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Carl Icahn raising stakes for Dell, buyout offer increase imminent

07/11, 10:24pm

New offer to shareholders allows warrant stock purchases at $20

Further complicating the Dell buyout, investor Carl Icahn is claiming that he will increase his bid for the company on Friday. Icahn said that he will make the new offer, allowing shareholders to purchase additional shares of the company at a future date at a price of $20, regardless of the company's share value at purchase time.

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