Dell World 2011: Michael Dell Says NO to Lenovo as the World’s No.2 PC Maker

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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.

Michael Dell Dell World 2011

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.”

Clearly the company is being bullish on its future outlook – and as recent surveys have shown, they’re right to be.  Thanks to HP’s very public, and very uncertain, future in the computer industry, clients left and right are starting to question whether they should stick with HP – and risk being split off from a major corporation, or go to Dell, which offers stability and a promise not to go anywhere. The next six months should be interesting as all of these customers – from consumer, to SMB, all the way up to large enterprises – make their decision.




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