At Dell World 2011 in Austin this week, company founder and CEO Michael Dell has been stumping on Dell’s strengths and futures. After all, what good is hosting your own little conference if you can’t do some cheerleading? When asked about Lenovo’s plans to take over the second place position in the world PC market, Dell didn’t hold back.
The Round Rock PC giant has slipped in the worldwide rankings over the past few years. Its direct marketing tactics earned it a spot at the top of the charts, but HP eventually overtook them and currently sits on top. Despite a strong US presence, even Acer eventually pushed Dell into a number 3 position, but Acer’s hold was tenuous, likely a result of the weakening netbook market.
Dell’s CEO went on to say, “If you measurement is units sold, Lenovo could easily become the #2 maker in the world. If you’re talking about revenue and profits…no. Lenovo is a great competitor of ours and we respect them.”