Dell misses out on $700 Million contract

By Justin Mann on February 21, 2006, 1:07 PM
Dell is not having a good quarter it seems, with lower earnings than expected and now a $700 Million contract being tanked. Based around Philips Electronics, one of the most popular producers of consumer electronics, it encompassed hardware and support from Dell in over 60 countries for Philips, but has been cancelled. The article brings up a slowing of growth in the PC market, which has implications for all PC retailers, but Dell as a company is confident that it is a temporary setback.

But the fortunes of Dell, the top PC vendor in the world, signal that the rest of the industry could follow. According to IDC, global PC growth will slow to 10.5 percent in 2006, down from about 15 percent in 2005
Looks like a bit of hot water for Dell.

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lordbf1 said:
yeah yeah yeah rember dell = hell. anyone who will not carry the amd line in it's desktop and servers is junk.\lordbf1
AeonXX said:
Yeah, I might consider Dell if they carried AMD and Nvidia together. Their prices are good, but I hear a lot of talk from unsatisfied customers, and their low prices partly stem from skimping on important things like memory.
crossfire851 said:
Alot of people think that dell is the best brand and just about anything else is junk. In my personal oppinon I think there alright, they sell you not on the computer but, fancy designs.
mentaljedi said:
I believe Dell is great for the average user (Save for the XPS which is quite good), but there are other brands that are better. It depends what you are looking for? For monsters, its Alienware. For cheap stuff, Dell. Middle range- Dell and Hp. For me anyway...
buttus said:
Normally I don't post such short comments but only one word comes to mind...OUCH!!!!
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