How did Dell Philippines start and where is it now?
Having to derive its name from its founder, Michael Dell, the company notes being one of the largest technological corporations in the world. Ranking the third largest PC vendor in the world, after Lenovo and HP, Dell is most known for its direct-sales model and its ‘build-to-order’ or ‘configure to order’ approach to manufacturing—delivering individual PCs configured to customer specifications.
Dell started business being known as PC’s Limited in 1984. In a dorm-room headquarters, Michael sold IBM PC-compatible computers built from stock components. After dropping out of college, Michael got a $1000 expansion-capital from his family to focus full-time on his fledgling business. The company’s first computer produced was the Turbo PC which started the profit that grossed to more than $73 million in its first year of operation.
In 1987, Michael decided to drop the PC’s Limited name and renamed it to Dell Computer Corporation and began its venture into the global markets. As the company grew, Fortune magazine included Dell Computer Corporation in the list of the world’s 500 largest companies and naming Micahel Dell the youngest CEO ever.
The company began to expand beyond selling laptops and computers by going into the market of servers, starting with the low-end servers in the mid-1990s. In 2002, the product line of Dell expanded to include televisions, handhelds, digital audio players, and printers. The next year, Dell Computer Corporation was changed into Dell Inc. to incorporate the company expanding into markets other than laptops and computers.
As the company grew, it loosened its ties to Microsoft and Intel, the two companies responsible for the company’s rise to success in the PC business, and acquired Alienware. This resulted in Dell having a new items to be added in its line-up, which includes AMD microprocessors. Though, Dell runs Alienware as a separate business entity but is considered as a wholly owned subsidiary.
Now, Dell produces high-end laptops and computers along with other products the complement their initial business products and with Alienware laptops and PCs, the company is expected to stay in the running for the top electronics vendor in the world.
What are the top selling Dell Philippines products?
Dell sells its laptops and PCs in two different market segments; the Business/Corporate Class and the Home Office/Consumer Class. The most famous products include its productions of Vostro, Latitude, Inspiron, XPS, and Alienware with Dell XPS 13 winning second Best category in the Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2015 scoring 77 points out of 100. The Alienware product line-up is considered a consumer favourite amongst the gaming community and the Alienware 15 scored a 4/5 in pcmag.com alongside sister products like Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series and Dell Inspiron 14.
Who are Dell’s partners and competitors?
Currently, Dell Inc. is partners with a number of other companies in effort to achieve mutual success and profit. The most prominent ones include Citrix, Intel, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, redhat, and SAP. Dell Inc. also have other Alliance partners like bmc and BROCADE. Furthermore, in effort to secure strategic prowess over competitive companies, Dell Inc. chose SanDisk as a strategic partner.
Dell’s partnership with EMC Corporation boasts EMC products that Dell supports. These focus on midrange storage systems like fibre channel and iSCSI storage are networks. Most recently, Dell plans to expand its product line by including the EMC Celerra NX4 storage system and also working on a new line of de-duplication products as part of its TierDisk family of data-storage devices. Though signing a contract of 10 years, Dell decided to end the relationship 2 years early in 2011.
Not being the only PC vendor in the world, Dell Inc. would surely have competitors. Powerhouses like Hewlett-Packard, Acer, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Gateway, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, IBM, MSi, Samsung, and Apple are all in the same race against each other to be #1.
What is currently happening with Dell Philippines?
In collaboration with Google, Dell Inc. is currently marketing the Dell Chromebook 13—the first of its kind that is being pitched at professionals. It boasted features like Dell KACE, an inventory management and service desk support and Dell SonicWALL Mobile Connect (VPN) app.
Dell’s legendary beast, the Alienware 18, one of the most powerful gaming notebooks ever created, was scheduled to make a return. The Alienware 18 comes with either a dual NVIDIA 970M GPU’s or dual NVIDIA 980M GPU’s projected on a brilliant 18-inch display, powered by an overclocked and upgradable socketed CPU, backed-up with up to 32GBs of RAMM, and with a storage space spread through 4 hard drives, packed neatly into one of the most iconic notebook designs on the market, it is a majestic beauty.
What is iprice saying about Dell Philippines?
With an array of high-end laptops and PCs with peripherals that complement the full functionality of advanced technology, Dell is a promising brand that will always keep itself in the running to provide customers innovative design and function in every of their product. Here at iprice, you can check out what is in store and you can enjoy the great discounts and promotions too! Happy shopping!