Beyond The PC

Dell is now the No. 1 computer systems manufacturer in the world. The IT industry is evolving and so is Dell, adding data center and peripherals to its list of offerings.

  • Internet sales on dell.com reach $40 million a day, making it one of the highest-volume ecommerce sites in the world.
  • Recognizing early on the need and opportunity for mobility in IT, we incorporate built-in WiFi for on-the-go internet access for our customers.

  • It's a year of firsts as Dell becomes the No. 1 computer systems provider worldwide, and reaches No. 1 in U.S. Intel-based server shipments.
  • The PowerConnect™ line of network switches launches Dell into the networking equipment market.
  • We ink an agreement with storage leader EMC to enable more affordable enterprise-class storage area network solutions for customers of all sizes.

  • We launch the PowerEdge™ 1655MC — our first blade server.
  • The 1300MP projector signals Dell's entry into the projector market.

  • We expand our product portfolio with Dell-branded printers and officially enter the consumer electronics market to serve as a single source for our customers.

  • In just five years, Dell is China's third largest provider of computer systems and services, with shipment growth near 60 percent — or four times that of the industry.
  • We partner with others in the industry on the Electronics Industry Code of Conduct, which works to raise the standards of social, environmental and workplace conditions for the entire supply chain.