Dell's day of firsts

Dell replaces Compaq as the biggest seller of PC systems in the U.S. market, and unveils its first-ever corporate acquisition, buying a storage maker.

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Dell replaces Compaq as the biggest seller of PC systems in the U.S. market, even while selling computers that cost an average of $500 more, and unveils its first-ever corporate acquisition, buying a storage maker.

"Dell's dominance in desktops has become more clearly established."

- Roger Kay, IDC analyst

 


Dell keeps sales high--and prices too
The computer maker snatches the top spot in U.S. PC sales from Compaq while managing to keep prices relatively high along the way.

Dell makes first corporate acquisition
update The PC firm buys CovergeNet, a maker of high-end storage hardware and software, for about $340 million in stock in its first corporate acquisition.

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Dell cuts corporate PC prices
Dell credits the cuts largely to improved efficiencies in PC distribution, which relies heavily on the Web for generating sales.

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