Dell inks deal to sell through Best Buy

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Dell today announced it is expanding its presence in retail outlets by offering its XPS and Inspiron notebooks and desktop computers at more than 900 Best Buy stores over the next few weeks.

In May, the company kick-started its retail push by announcing it would start selling its computers through Wal-Mart. Today, the company sells PCs in about 3,000 Wal-Mart stores and 1,400 Staples stores. Dell also signed contracts with retailers around the globe including China's Gome stores, Japan's Bic Camera, and Europe's Carrefour Group and Carphone Warehouse.

Although Dell's Best Buy move is a major step forward for the company to carve out a space in retail, the timing for the deal was just a little off, as its products won’t hit store shelves until after Christmas.

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