Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:24 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Dell, the personal-computer maker that lost almost a third of its value last year, is in buyout talks with private-equity firms, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The shares surged." So yeah, like I said - no wonder Microsoft has entered the hardware business. The PC OEM era is over.
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Dell oh Dell
by ameasures on Tue 15th Jan 2013 12:18 UTC
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Dell started by manufacturing their own. They then outsourced production to cut costs - it was all the rage and all good business schools were recommending it.

Roll on a few years; Asus had the outsourcing contracts and have gone on to use their own branding to eat Dell's lunch and dinner.

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