Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Sep 2013 23:17 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Michael Dell has the won the battle for control of the computer company that he created, after shareholders backed his $24.8bn offer to take Dell private and revive the struggling business away from the incessant pressure of Wall Street.

The vote clears the way for the huge buyout, in which Dell is working with private equity partners Silver Lake after seeing off a challenge from activist investor Carl Icahn.

Must have been hard for him to see his baby slide into irrelevance. I hope for him he can turn things around, but I'm not sure if they'll be able to - they missed the boat, and it's probably in Fiji by now.

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by talaf on Fri 13th Sep 2013 07:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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Yeah, the latest Dell business notebooks are actually good. I wasn't happy with the version I had 3 years ago, but the Latitude E6230 is very decent. Lightweight, awesome battery life, great performance, good keyboard (miles ahead compared to the previous lines). With a hi-res IPS screen, this would be a killer machine.

It took a while, but they got the business laptops right in the end.

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