Dell has long sat near the top when it comes to PC sales in
America. Traditionally, Dell only sold direct to consumers with Internet and
phone orders only.
More recently, Dell has begun selling its desktop and notebook computers in retail locations
like Wal-Mart. This was a way for Dell to gain back some of the profits
that it was losing due to falling sales.
Today Dell has announced that it will be selling
some of its notebook and desktop computers in more than 900 Best Buy stores
across America in the coming weeks. Dell products will be sold in nearly 10,000
Best Buy stores worldwide as part of the new agreement.
“Seeing the latest fashion colors of our Inspiron and XPS
notebooks or previewing the ultimate gaming experience on a high-performance
system can be an important part of how people shop,” said Michael Tatelman,
vice president of sales and marketing for Dell’s global consumer business. “In
the next few weeks, people looking to upgrade to a Dell notebook or desktop in
the U.S. can visit their local Best Buy to check out and purchase our
award-winning line of products.”
Dell products that will be available at Best buy will
include the XPS m1330 in white, the Inspiron 1521 in blue and black, and the
Inspiron 1420 in black. Dell says its new XPS One will be available via Best Buy
as well. Dell desktops coming to Best Buy stores include Inspiron 530, 531, and
531s models. Dell says that other colors and models will be coming in the
Dell has recently announced some new and interesting
notebook computers like the XPS m1530 notebook, the big brother to the hot Dell XPS
m1330. Dell also announced a special edition notebook recently for World of
Warcraft fans called the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition.
quote: When I can get the same laptop or desktop computer for $300 less on the web store, why in hell would I want to go to Best Buy or WalMart or Staples to buy the same laptop or desktop?
quote: My fear is that Dell will price their computers much like I've seen them in Staples...severely overpriced compared to Dell's online web store.
quote: Right now much of the onsite serivce is performed by Unisys, and I think Dell is sick of them
quote: What better way to flaunt and increase market domination and underhanded tactics than to buddy up with Best Buy, Microsoft and Intel.
quote: Best Buy had an agreement with Alienware.