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What Happened To Dell?

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Since its 1984 launch in Michael Dell's dorm , Dell has evolved from a PC maker to a $90 billion in revenue and services in storage, servers, cloud infrastructure and data security. Since then, CEO, Michael Dell has taken his company public, private and then public again as it tried to keep up with changing consumer and business customer needs. Dell's first IPO happened in 1988 when “Dell Computer Corp.” went public at $8.50 a share with a market capitalization of $85 million. In 1992, Michael Dell became the youngest Fortune 500 CEO at 27. By 2001, Dell had overtaken Compaq as the world’s largest PC maker. But by 2013, demand for PCs stalled as tablets and smartphones became more popular. Later that year, Michael Dell took the company private. In 2015, Dell purchased data storage company EMC, a deal that still stands as the largest technology acquisition of all time. In 2018, Dell returned to the public markets as Dell Technologies. » Subscribe to CNBC: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC » Subscribe to CNBC TV: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCtelevision » Subscribe to CNBC Classic: https://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBCclassic About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: https://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: https://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: https://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: https://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #Dell What Happened To Dell?
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Dark Lord (5 hours ago)
watching this from my dell laptop :v
Jonathon Mecklenburg (19 hours ago)
I had 2 dells one has had everything and i mean literally everything replaced in it since it was new but i still use it daily and then I had a 2nd one that had quit working a year after I bought it. It's going to be a while before I think about buying another dell. i have had the HP for almost a year and not a problem yet.
Drew Xavier (19 hours ago)
Kudos to Dell, they hire a lot of military veterans and give individuals fresh out of college an initial start up position they gives them a chance to get experience and move up.
vinniwa u (23 hours ago)
Dell is amazing in my opinion I'm watching rn on my Dell laptop
Andrei Agulescu (1 day ago)
Dell monitors are pretty much the defacto standard for multiple businesses and for good reason. Unfortunately, their consumer stuff is not that great (to put it lightly). I tried purchasing a laptop from them not that long ago and after replacing more than 6 or 7 units, I gave up (it was an XPS 15 laptop). Quality control seems to be absent on their assembly lines. I can confirm what's outlined in this video: they are indeed focusing on enterprises and the quality of their consumer goods is dropping. They might as well start selling vacuum cleaners.
PunishedBread (1 day ago)
I work in a repair shop for computers and often when I see a Dell it tends to be user errors or O.S issues, this company makes nice reliable computers. The Toyota of the PC world.
sfx 3000 (1 day ago)
I'm actually watching this video from a Dell laptop.
habibbi alikafe (1 day ago)
When I think of dell, I think of a clunky, heavy slow piece of tech that just barely surpasses the level of acceptable, that public schools and companies force u to use because u have no choice and they are cheap and don't break easy and get the job done
Mahesh B (2 days ago)
In india there is all imported rather no indian has startup of this in our own country all are imports like : mi,dell,HP,sony,oneplus,google,amazon, etc.... Please stop taking other countries products father think of using our products
Aaron Mack (2 days ago)
Most people went to Cell Phones.the companies that use computers went micro towers and those other people that uses computers for gaming build their own you also have console gamers so not much demand for desktops anymore only laptops.
shaquille noreiga (4 days ago)
Big up the Caribbean Dan .
himanshu kumar (4 days ago)
0:20 very rightly said
Richard Leong (4 days ago)
Dell is boring stuff...zzzz
Czeekaj (4 days ago)
Quite a bad bios. Seems like a malware magnet.
Julian Massari (5 days ago)
Daaamn that was good
Evan Halnon (6 days ago)
I have a nice budget Dell 144hz monitor
Learners Iq (7 days ago)
Google should be aware of it's cloud services. Dell can take a step towards cloud gaming too.
Sean Kimble (8 days ago)
Dell like Bruh Man from Martin show. Just chilling!!!
Hunting Trapping 101 (8 days ago)
I think of Dell as the crappy PC’s I had to use in primary school!
Jude Corlette (9 days ago)
0:58 I see you. You have to be a Guyanese...there is no mistaking my country's accent lol.
EN Austin (10 days ago)
I remember
ANKUR RANA (10 days ago)
seal869 (10 days ago)
These videos are great reminders of how vacuous most strategy analysis is
Chris Chiampo (10 days ago)
Gotta Get a Dell Dude 🚬🤢💨💨💨 Cough Cough
Buddhist (Anhänger des Dalai Lama) (11 days ago)
DELL is finished. Most of the commentators below are paid clappers. Never seen any DELL product since at least 10 years. And the last DELL PCs I saw were extremely unreliable !
Jason Lau (11 days ago)
Dell Hell, thinkpad forever
Jabulani Mbalo (12 days ago)
Can you please do one for IBM
Super BottleBros (12 days ago)
yup, dell makes vacuums
I'm Mikey (12 days ago)
"Dude! You got a Dell!" Is how I remember it, definitely worked on my younger self as far as marketing goes
Elvis Christ (12 days ago)
I have a Dell (Alienware) now, best pc I've ever had!
devilzwishbone2013 (13 days ago)
If you would of asked me what dell are known for / doing I'd of responded desktop and servers marketed b2b (business to business), i wasnt aware of the other ventures Dell has But i would state they need to start looking at mobile devices, even ASUS (known for its pc motherboards, has begun making tablets and mobile phones) as have Huawei
unregistredhypercam (13 days ago)
No surprises. A lot of money to be made in enterprise grade kit and services. Amazon make far more money with AWS than they do anything else.
felipe hernandez (13 days ago)
Gateway computer
Crack The Sky Fan (14 days ago)
Dell on it's way to HELL!!!! Is the onboard computer system for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 !!!!
LOWONBILLETS (14 days ago)
Dell is still around financing prison and oppressing people of color.
Justin (14 days ago)
Alex Sherman has no idea what he’s talking about and it’s like nails on a chalkboard to hear him blather.
Tall Guy ZzZ (14 days ago)
I bought a dell laptop 2 years back and the experience was horrible. Product was plagued by issues. Three times hdd failed and also the inbuilt nvidia graphics card died. Will never recommend dell computers
Tech Heater (15 days ago)
To much ads YouTube 🤬
Kakashi- EM (15 days ago)
watching on a Dell inspiron 3670 PC
Aravind Nair (15 days ago)
My 10 year old Dell Inspiron laptop is still alive 😄
YouBocaj67Tube (15 days ago)
I have a Dell laptop. Easy to order online!
HungryCat (16 days ago)
I worked in a call center, where I had to deal with Dell products. The problem? You had "outsourced" technical support that didn't know what to do.
K.D.P. Ross (17 days ago)
'Open source ... came with a Microsoft operating system' ... does this clown not know what open-source is!?
Atipat12 (17 days ago)
KVEEZY (19 days ago)
Everybody uses their phone now, hell I’ve been using the same iPhone for 5 years now lol
VinD (20 days ago)
Mandark Cabdriver (21 days ago)
They still sell Dell computers at Best Buy.
moin hasan (21 days ago)
dell and bluescreen windows bluescreen i mean lol i prefer hp over dell hp more reliable than dell for sure as IT man
Crundee_is_real mommy (22 days ago)
0:53 yes he's jamaican.
YS Entertainment (23 days ago)
The only dell I know is adele.
Brian Wong (23 days ago)
I don't blame them. Microsoft and Apple started making their OS exclusive.
Sky-view (24 days ago)
Maybe making toy story 4 toys.
Shravan Vijayakumar (25 days ago)
I hate Dell.
trianggaindra lukmana (25 days ago)
what happened with Apple (in ten years ahead)
uktech (25 days ago)
My #XPS15 is a champ!
Punnyabrata Chakraborty (26 days ago)
My first job was for Dell. Been more than a decade and having owned 4 Latitudes still a strong supporter of Dell laptops.
Blinky Bill (26 days ago)
Dells Quality has slowly degraded over the years sadly! They weren't the company they were once! I Guess that's what happens when u go big!
spicyboi (26 days ago)
Who would've thought Jonah Hill was the founder of Dell
GetoverYourself (27 days ago)
Worse customer service ever, horrible India service, and DFS sucks.
Texas80 (27 days ago)
Typing this on a Dell computer with a Dell monitor.
Illuminati089 (28 days ago)
Why buy a dell when you can build your own pc?
Stewart A. (28 days ago)
Dell dominates the business PC market.
Lio Mendonça (28 days ago)
Vmware when docker is eating the world. Good luck with that.
D Solis (28 days ago)
I watching this on my newest affordable, reliable, clean and beautiful Dell Laptop.
SuperJohn12354 (12 days ago)
reliable wouldn't use that word, cheap yes
devilzwishbone2013 (13 days ago)
A little bit of sick came up whilst reading that comment ... Bit too much cheese
Yuuki Furu (22 days ago)
me too!
imperijasd (23 days ago)
Come back in couple of months with an update on your newest, affordable, "reliable" and clean DELL laptop.
Bellabambina123 (29 days ago)
My first experiences of pc's were Dell! We had Dell desktops at home & later on I got a Dell laptop. I've always thought they are a good brand. I use a Dell pc everyday at work too! The whole of the hospital I work in uses them! I'll never forget once years ago when I was using Google hangouts on Google+ & Michael Dell randomly joined the conversation! It was so cool!
Anh Quan Chu (29 days ago)
Most of PCs, monitors and laptops I currently see at my workplace are made by Dell. They’re pretty good
Nicki Minaj (1 month ago)
Dell makes the shittyest computers I’ve ever used in my life
80sruler (1 month ago)
When I think of Dell I think of customer service out of India - hallooo - my name is Bob - unplug your computer and count to 10 and all your problems will be solved
thaintriguing1 (1 month ago)
What are they talking about? I just received a brand new touch screen laptop at my job
aro p (1 month ago)
It's really great to see such a large successful company, who's founder is still alive and leading it. Very satisfying
SevnLi (1 month ago)
So this was basically a 12 min promo spot for Dell? Cool advertising yo
Mistayoyo (1 month ago)
My latitude at works is pretty nice tbh
Augustin Fabre (1 month ago)
Isn’t it kind of the same business model as IBM?
Aileen (1 month ago)
when I went to pick up my dell laptop, the lady at the counter couldn't find it, even went looking through the back, until she finally noticed the dell box behind the counter. She'd forgotten they even made laptops.
None Yours (1 month ago)
Man love those 80s/90s computers and printers. Anybody remember the floppy disk? We had to have 12 of them to install Windows '95.
Tapera Mukwayira (28 days ago)
Times really do change,we have come a long way
The Mac Guy (1 month ago)
While apple sells a $999 dollar monitor stand
Joao Coutinho (2 days ago)
LOOOOOL. Nice one hahah
vanillacokejunky (18 days ago)
That's nice. Apple might sell a few here and there where money is not an issue. Meanwhile Dell will sell a bulk purchase order to a company buying hundreds of monitors at once to supply an entire office building.
Wanpo Tutu (1 month ago)
Dell xps. Amazing machine!
Colorful Meta4 (1 month ago)
I had one in the mid- to late 00s. It wasn't so bad. I paid extra for a XPS desktop, hoping to end up with better customer service (which I had) and better components (mixed bag...I had a motherboard burnout, but it may have been my fault, and either way, it was fixed at my home via no problem.) I bought it because, at the time, I couldn't afford Apple products. I also had a PocketPC, and Axim whatever. I couldn't complain.
Kevin (1 month ago)
I have a feeling that the people who think of Dell as old wouldn't even consider having a computer nowadays
Mark Arca (1 month ago)
At our workplace our IT department have replaced most of our Lenovo and HP PCs with Dell PCs. and IBM (now Lenovo) System X servers with Dell PowerEdge VRTX servers (used with VMware). My first encounter with a Dell PC was back in 2005, a Dimension 1100 desktop PC, that was donated to our school). One of my current laptops was a Dell Latitude E5400 (that was first introduced in 2008), and it still functions well. For me, Dell means reliability and upgradability.
p7272 (1 month ago)
I miss Sun Micro!!! ;-((
TopCarsPH (1 month ago)
im still using my dell laptop, what happen to CNBC?
champ8080 (1 month ago)
I remember that a sales guy stood on a latitude laptop to showcase it's build. Man, those are some laptops
Clessandra Pippenschnott (1 month ago)
Interesting, in 1988 I took Fortran using a keyboard and monitor (black screen with a green, flashing C:\ in the upper left corner) WIRED DIRECTLY to a Mainframe, as we called it. When the mainframe crashed, everyone in the room sighed in harmony. Macintosh came out with the "PC", but we called them Macs. Because the Mac allowed you to word process, make graphics (I forget the name of the "PowerPoint" software; but it was great!) and work spreadsheets very easily, I went "Mac". As the Mac lab was connected to the "PC" lab, every now and again, we would hear the collective sigh from the "PC" users. With those PC's, you could save ?? (I don't remember the number) to a 5 1/2" actually floppy, floppy drive disc. (I still have some work on them; AutoCAD 9.0 and I still have those discs). Then, a new company called Microsoft copied the Power Mac interface and called it Windows 3.0 (I think?). Windows still had the collective sigh, but we called it "the blue screen of death"; when windows crashed. You lost all unsaved work (saved to a 3 1/4" not-so-floppy floppy disc and you could save up to 144 Mb per disc). The machines you worked on we're not part of a mainframe. No matter what happened on the PC's, you could always "back out" into DOS and still write and complie code, so the PC's we're more useful for the science/math users than the Macs. I went back to PC's at that time (just before Windows) and haven't gone back to Macs. Good thing as I've never worked for a company that uses Macs and I actually don't know of any that do? So, the point I meant to make, with this solliliquey, is: We started with terminals connected by wires to mainframes (servers) and now we are back to connecting to servers (mainframes) without the use of directly connected wires. The original mainframe was the size of a small room and now the cloud servers (which Dell makes) occupy some of the largest, single - level buildings located in sometimes remote locations connected by optical fiber and satellites. Why has it become desireable to locate your data somewhere other than in the room you do your computing in? I would say [those of us who have] the majority of daily computing is now done "in the cloud" and therefore vulnerable to rogue software, power failure, abhorent weather, and other nasty bits like EM pulse attack. With the "forced consumption" of Windows 10 fast approaching, I'm at serious risk of becoming unable to access my 5 1/2" floppy, floppy discs without exposing them to the cloud? I'm really at a loss? Funny how the Y2K was hyped for 3 years prior to the year 2000 yet NO ONE IS TALKING ABOUT JANUARY 1ST 2020, when the majority of PC users will find themselves with unsecured systems at the mercy of Microsoft. It wasn't long ago (within the last year, right) that the number of Windows 10 users finally surpassed the number of Windows 7 users, right? Maybe it's time for a single entity taking over all computer ooerating systems so "average citizens" will not lose computing ability because they can't pay "subscription fees" levied ( <<<<-------- appropriate name for a tax, right) for the use of the simplest computing by the individual? If I don't get Windows 10 or learn Linux will I have to revert to paying bills using envelopes and paper checks? Why is no one discussing this?
eksine (1 month ago)
dell in 1999 or so sold overpriced mediocre desktop pc's. I fixed a couple of them. bland motherboards, generic network cards, probably integrated graphics, just overall poop
Shuu秀修 (1 month ago)
Dell needs to change their logp
Tom Sawyer (1 month ago)
They started out as crap.
scohspot (1 month ago)
When looking for a new computer, I tell people to find out what their local public schools buy. Don’t buy those. Our local schools only buy Dell. Mice, keyboards, pc, networking equipment etc. They are constantly complaining about their computers and various issues they’re having.
Jabid21 (1 month ago)
When it comes to prebuilt PCs, I'd still go with Dell. I don't buy prebuilt PCs anymore but their laptops are still good.
Peppa Pig The Killer (1 month ago)
I used apple at the time. I still do...
Sean Haggard (1 month ago)
Hey dude, you got a Dell. Hey Dude, you're going to jail
Un Mapa (1 month ago)
DuraDeLL, they just keep going and going 🥁 🐇
Nike Mldc (1 month ago)
I have a dell t5810
Aaron Devereaux (1 month ago)
Watching this on a 1987 $2500 Macintosh 2.0
Adarsh Srivastava (1 month ago)
According to a report Dell is the most trusted brand in India in 2019.
magnum opus (1 month ago)
Going from B2C to B2B impressive most impressive
Gian Gonzalez (1 month ago)
I have a Dell
BMX4Life735 (1 month ago)
Nobody’s going to talk about how they also make alienware ??
NOLA Trader (1 month ago)
BMX4Life735 You mean they bought Alienware.
Joe Shabidu (1 month ago)
Watching this on a 2009 Dell Inspiron 1525 in 2019.
BeoJack (1 month ago)
Ooooo boi i sympathize. I replaced my ancient dell inspiron labtop only recently.
SeaTrapping (1 month ago)
What happened to Dell? It got smashed by my classmate since the 8gb wont run roblox
SeaTrapping (29 days ago)
vaporduke (29 days ago)
Dude 8gb of ram more than enough for roblox.