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Dell

The company was founded by Michael Dell on the 4th November 1984 and has its headquarters in Round Rock, Texas, USA

Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Round Rock, Texas, Dell employs more than 76,500 people worldwide as of 2009

Dell grew during the 1980s and 1990s to become (for a time) the largest seller of PCs and servers. As of 2009 it held the third spot in computer-sales within the industry behind Hewlett-Packard and Acer Inc. The company currently sells personal computers, servers, data storage devices, network switches, software, and computer peripherals. Dell also sells HDTVs, cameras, printers, MP3 players and other electronics built by other manufacturers.

In 2006, Fortune magazine ranked Dell as the 25th-largest company in the Fortune 500 list, 8th on its annual "Top 20" list of the most-admired companies in the United States. In 2007 Dell ranked 34th and 8th respectively on the equivalent lists for the year. A 2006 publication identified Dell as one of 38 high-performance companies in the S&P 500 which had consistently out-performed the market over the previous 15 years.

Timeline for Dell :

Date Event
1949 Professor Bill Phillips unveils Phillips Hydraulic Economic Modelling Computer at the LSE
31 May 1973 New SLAM language analogue modelling
Feb 1981 News Article : Experimental U.S. viewdata service is based on British system
Mar 1981 News Article : Software copyright again subject of inconclusive legal action
May 1981 News Article : Sophisticated Micromodeller to be distributed by ACT
Mar 1982 News Article : Form a model balance sheet
Sep 1982 News Article : English financial system
Feb 1983 News Article : Microfinesse
Mar 1983 News Article : Electrical modeller
1984 Creation of Dell Computer Corporation by Michael Dell
4 Feb 2014 Bill Gates returns to Microsoft as Technology Adviser


Hardware Products

Blundell Harling 802 Log-Log Slide Rule

Blundell Harling 802 Log-Log Slide Rule
1970
Blundell Harling 802 Log Log slide rule, simplex open frame, plastic with plastic cursor, dating from the 1970s.

Manufacturer : Blundell Harling
Type : Calculator

Dell 325n/325NC

Dell 325n/325NC
1985
Part No. 23164 The Dell 325N notebook computer is identical to the Dell 325NC notebook computer except for the LCD (including the latches). The Dell 325N's TSN LCD supports up to 32 shades of gray...

Manufacturer : Dell
Type : Computer

Dell 286

Dell 286
1985
In 1984, Dell were selling custom PC machines via mail order and via phone sales from their headquarters in Austin, Texas, the appeal was providing machines to their customers specifications, while un...

Manufacturer : Dell
Type : Computer

Dell 320LX

Dell 320LX
1985
An early example of a Dell computer...

Manufacturer : Dell
Type : Computer

Dell 316SX

Dell 316SX
1988
Our Dell 316SX has a model no. of SYS316SX 041990 and a serial number of S316SX016379 and was kindly donated by Peter Chandler. This is in excellent condition and complete with original packaging, sof...

Manufacturer : Dell
Type : Computer

Dell Axim X51

Dell Axim X51
September 2005
Released in September 2005, the Dell Axim X51 replaced the X50.

Manufacturer : Dell
Type : Computer


Software Products

380Z Scales

380Z Scales
1982
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Manufacturer : Five Ways Software
Type : Software

Death Star Interceptor

Death Star Interceptor
1984
Death Star Interceptor is a graphic "shoot-em-up" computer game designed by Emerson Best and Mark Cale and published by System 3 Software in 1984.

Manufacturer : System 3 Software
Type : Software - Game

That's The Spirit

That's The Spirit
1985
That's The Spirit is a graphic adventure computer game designed by Simon Lipowicz and Andy Blazdell and published by The Edge in 1985.

Manufacturer : The Edge
Type : Software - Game


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