August 26, 1999 |
Dell Computer Corp., the leading direct seller of PCs, plans to unveil a machine in the fourth quarter that will connect users to Dell's computer support desk with the touch of a button. Dell officials wouldn't say how much the new machine will cost. The PC, code-named Webster, is part of a larger effort by Dell to automate computer services.
December 17, 2002 |
Intergraph Corp., which settled a lawsuit accusing Intel Corp. of using its technology without permission, is suing Dell Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Gateway Inc. for patent infringement. The computer-server and software company filed suit in Texas against the three largest U.S. makers of personal computers, saying their products infringe its "clipper" chip patents, the company said. Dell is the largest U.S. personal computer maker, followed by HP and Gateway.
February 2, 2000 |
Seeking to regain momentum in its money-losing commercial desktop PC business, Compaq said it cut prices as much as 13% on most of its desktop PCs to make way for nine PC models. Starting prices on the older models begin at $849. Separately, rival Dell Computer said it cut U.S. prices on selected models of Dell Precision workstations by up to 17%.
January 24, 2003 |
Technology companies and advocacy groups announced a new lobbying organization to counter Hollywood in the battle over access to digital music, movies and books. Founding members of the Washington-based Alliance for Digital Progress include Microsoft Corp., Dell Computer Corp., Motorola Inc. and the Information Technology Assn. of America. The goal of the group is to fight Hollywood efforts to require anti-copying technology in digital entertainment devices.