Dell Defends PC Business, Calls Post PC Era Talk "Complete Nonsense"
"There are a billion a half PCs n the world and while Gartner changes their estimate here and there, they also estimate there will be two billion PCs in the world by 2014. So when I took at that, I think the idea that the PC is no longer here is complete nonsense," Michael Dell told the Financial Times in an interview.
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Mr. Dell insists that tablets and smartphones aren't replacing PCs, and while HP considers going in a different direction, Dell has no such plans to follow suit. It doesn't matter that sales have slowed overall, it's just a matter of where to put the focus at any given time. And right now, Dell sees the most growth taking place in emerging markets, such as China, where Dell notes "around 60 percent of the Chinese Internet runs on Dell."
Dell is currently the second largest PC vendor in the world with a 12.9 percent share of the market. HP still holds the No. 1 spot with 18.1 percent, while Lenovo has vowed to leapfrog ahead of Dell by the end of the year.