Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Dell has signed a patent-licensing agreement to cover Android and Chrome OS devices. The deal was signed on March 26th and it is a continuation of a nearly 30-year business relationship between Microsoft and Dell to deliver world-class technologies to consumers.”
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Dell may be laying off a large amount of their staff from their offices around the world very soon, according to The Register. Dell may be cutting around 20% of their U.S. based sales staff and around 30% of their sales and marketing teams in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Dell did not say how many people this would affect. Dell is cutting employees in the PC department along with their enterprise and storage departments.
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Dell has announced a 28-inch 4K monitor that costs $699 and will be available starting January 23rd. The monitor has a resolution of 3480 x 2160. The model number is P2815Q. This is quite affordable compared to Dell’s previous 4K monitors. The P2815Q come with the Dell Premium Panel Guarantee, which offers an exchange if even a single pixel is not working.
[Source: PC World]
The Dell Venue 11 Pro is now available in the U.S. The Venue 11 Pro has a 10.8-inch display, Windows 8.1 operating system, Bay Trail 1.5GHz Atom chip, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and $500 retail price. The Venue 11 Pro can be bumped up to the Y-Series Core i3 and i5 chips with an $800 and $850 price, respectively. The upgraded models also have 128GB flash drives. Only the WiFi versions of the tablets are available for sale. The orders placed on the launch day will not ship until December 5th though.
Dell Inc. went private last week and the company bought back shares at $13.75 each as part of the $24.9 billion deal that CEO and founder Michael Dell put together with the help of Silver Lake Management. Dell paid cash for employee’s stock options even if those stock options were underwater.
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Earlier this month, Dell announced the Venue 7 and Venue 8 tablets. The Android tablets started selling yesterday. Both of these models have a ship date of October 25th. They are priced at between $149.99 and $179.99 for the Venue 7 and Venue 8, respectively.