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  •  Shawn
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2009-08-30T18:05:03Z
Don't look now, but it seems as if PC sales are on the up and up. WhileGPU makers, PC builders and basically every other related company inthe industry suffered through the first two quarters as the recessionloomed, Dell's latest figures are showing a sign of light in thedarkness.

Out of nowhere, the Texas-based outfit reported that its profitsstooped less than it had expected during the May through July period,and just so we're clear, we did say profit. Any profit is good thesedays, and the company's shares shot up around 6% following the news.Dell wasn't alone in the party scene, as HP and Intel also suggestedvia their newest quarterly reports that the sector was ready for acomeback.



The overall health of the PC industry looks to be improving, withbargain prices, back-to-school and brisk netbook sales to thank. What'sfunny is that this is all happening despite the fact that Windows 7will be out here in a few months. You'd think folks needing a new PCwould just hold off for Win7, but considering that Microsoft isallowing its partners to offer free or discounted Win7 upgrades, thatmay be helping sales out. Another amazing figure was that some 80% ofDell's sales come from sales to businesses, government agencies andother "institutions," and if corporate America is buying, you thingsare looking up.
bob_on_the_cob
2009-08-31T19:19:12Z

Mobility revenue was $US3.9 billion, a 21 percent yearly drop

Desktop PC revenue was $US3.3 billion, a 33 percent yearly drop

Overall net income of $US472 million for the quarter that ended on

July 31, a 23 percent drop from last fiscal year's second quarter.

 

Somebody please explain what is good about this. Shares earned $0.24 instead of the estimated $0.23 so now they must be doing awesome. Fact is they did a little less worse than expected. Which is still far from good or on the up and up. Everywhere has been reporting this as such great news and I am not really seeing the good in it.

 

News wrote:

Another amazing figure was that some 80% ofDell's

sales come from sales to businesses, government agencies andother

"institutions," and if corporate America is buying, you thingsare

looking up.

And Circuit City remodeled half there stores the year before they went under.

nelsoncp21
2009-08-31T19:22:07Z

I don't know that people are worried about Windows 7 since most don't even know about it. I haven't seen any marketing about it like they did with Vista.