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It's official: Dell going private in $24 billion deal

Dell has officially confirmed what’s been rumored for the last few weeks by announcing plans to go off the publicly-traded stock market and into private hands. According to a press release issued moments ago, the transaction will be financed through…

Michael Dell to seek majority control in buyout bid

A little over two weeks ago rumors surfaced that Dell was interested in going private. At the time we were hearing that private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners was heavily involved in the negotiations alongside company founder Michael Dell.

Dell reportedly in talks to take company private

Dell’s stock price shot up more than 15% a few hours ago after a report by Bloomberg claimed the company was in buyout talks with at least two private equity firms. Citing "two people with knowledge of the matter", the…

Dell, Intel in talks with Sharp over investment and display supply

Japan’s biggest maker of liquid-crystal-display panels is reportedly in talks with several US companies for a capital injection in exchange for a stake in the company and a "stable supply of breakthrough display technology". According to the Wall Street Journal,…

Touch-Enabled Windows 8 Laptops: What's Out There?

If you’ve played around a bit with Windows 8, you know it’s just one of those things that needs to be touched. A mouse is okay, a trackpad gets by, but don’t-call-it-Metro begs to be touched. The live tiles and lengthy Start screen are designed for just that, and nothing else truly satisfies.

While manufacturers haven’t exactly flooded the market with touch-enabled laptops, there are some good options out there already. Expect a crush of touchable Windows 8 machines at CES early next year, but for those shopping this holiday, we have cherry picked the best touch-enabled, Windows 8 laptops.

Dell and HP report poor second quarter results

Dell has posted second quarter financials and the prognosis is pretty bleak. The PC business posted revenues of $2.6 billion which is 22 percent less than the same time period last year. The overall picture isn’t as bad, however, with…

Dell unveils 27-inch UltraSharp AH-IPS display, costs $799

Dell has released a successor to its highly-regarded UltraSharp U2711 monitor. First unveiled on Dell’s Japanese and Australian sites, the U2713HM is the company’s first display to use AH-IPS (advanced high-performance IPS), which is supposed to offer improved color and…

Neowin: Interview with Frank Azor of Alienware

In a series of interviews, Neowin has talked to the heads of Falcon Northwest, Maingear, Velocity Micro and Origin PC, covering the companies behind today's high-end and gaming PCs. This week Neowin chatted with Frank Azor, general manager of Dell's…

Tuesday tech deals: Inspiron 15 with Core i3-390M for $400

Dell Home offers its 5.2lb Inspiron 15 Notebook in Obsidian Black, model no. N5040, for $399.99 with free shipping. That's tied with a deal from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $199. It features a 15.6" 1366x768 (720p) LED-backlit LCD...