Michael Dell: ‘The post-PC era has been great for the PC’

Michael Dell started the company in 1984, while he was a pre-medical student at the University of Texas  Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, caused a stir this week when he declared that the PC was on its way out. “Why would you buy a PC anymore?” he said in an interview with the Telegraph, discussing the launch of the company’s new super-sized iPad Pro. His words echoed those of his predecessor, Steve Jobs, who in 2010 proclaimed that the “post-PC era” had arrived. But for Michael Dell, who has been making computers since the early 1980s, the era of the PC is far from over. In spite of reports that the market is in rapid decline, with shipments in the third quarter falling 10.8pc against the same quarter a year…


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