Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Dell's Consumer Focus Hits Snags - WSJ.com

The challenges continue at Dell...

Dell Inc.'s first attempt to rebuild its consumer personal-computer business since founder Michael Dell returned to lead the company is having trouble sticking.

Persistent delays in laptop shipments caused by paint problems and supply constraints have put a crimp in the company's turnaround efforts. Since late July, it has delayed shipments of some colorful models of its latest notebook computers, the XPS M1330 and its new Inspiron PCs. This latest incident -- hitting right in the crucial back-to-school selling season -- marks a significant setback in its push to rebuild its brand and business.

I just purchased my first non-Dell PC in several years -- a back-to-school laptop, an HP with 15.4" display, dual-core AMD, 2 gig RAM, 160 GB hard disk, Windows Vista Home Premium, built-in webcam, etc. $749, after Circuit City rebate. Amazing...

Dell's Consumer Focus Hits Snags - WSJ.com

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