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A Season of Unprecedented Growth

Dell’s rocket ship growth earns it a spot among the top five computer makers in the world. The company sets its sights on No. 1 and a new untapped market — the network server.

1992 1992
  • Dell debuts on the Fortune 500. Michael becomes the youngest CEO to lead a company that receives this honor.

1993 1993
  • Dimension and OptiPlex™ desktops debut for consumer and business users.
  • We join the ranks of the top five computer system makers worldwide.
  • Subsidiaries in Australia and Japan are our first entries into the Asia Pacific Region.

1994 1994
  • Challenging the proprietary network server market, we introduce the Dell™ PowerEdge™ server line.
  • As part of the Latitude™ XP Launch, we are the first to introduce the Lithium-ion battery, which breaks every industry record for battery life.

1995 1995
  • Dell expands worldwide operations in Europe, Asia, Japan and the Americas.

Michael Dell talks to Jeff Clarke about getting into servers

Michael Dell talks to Jeff Clarke about getting into servers

Michael Dell talks to Jeff Clarke about getting into servers

Chairman and CEO Michael Dell talks about Dell's entrance in the x86 server market in the mid-90s.