“Dell Inc., while scrambling to replace millions of laptop computer batteries, faces another challenge — salvaging its back-to-school business,” Don Clark and Christopher Lawton report for The Wall Street Journal.
Clark and Lawton report, “The No. 1 personal computer maker, though dominant in sales to companies, was already facing tough competition in the consumer market before announcing the massive recall late Monday. Now some analysts predict that negative publicity will cause more buyers in the key summer selling season to shun Dell in favor of other alternatives.”
“‘They will be more likely to consider other options,’ said Samir Bhavnani, director of research at Current Analysis, which surveys major U.S. retailers,” Clark and Lawton report.
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MacDailyNews Take: Who in their right mind buys an OS-limited Dell nowadays anyway? Unless, perhaps, you want to toast marshmallows on-the-go. Only Apple Macs can run Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. From The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/content/node/51812
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