Introduction<br />Dell Inc. develops, sells and supports computers and related products and services.Founded at: Austin, Texas on November 4, 1984Mr. Michael S. Dell is the Chairman & CEO of Dell Inc.It is an organisation with more than 96000 employees and a revenue of 52.902 billion $.<br />
History<br /><ul><li>Dell traces its origins to 1984, when Michael Dell created PCs Limited while a student at the University of Texas at Austin
1985, the company produced the first computer of its own design — the "Turbo PC", sold for US$795.
The company changed its name to "Dell Computer Corporation" in 1988 and began expanding globally—first in Ireland</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>In 1992, Fortune magazine included Dell Computer Corporation in its list of the world's 500 largest companies, making Michael Dell the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company ever.
In 1996, Dell began selling computers via its web site, and in 2002, Dell expanded its product line to include televisions, handhelds, digital audio players, and printers.</li></li></ul><li>Marketing<br />They have used various medias for advertisement purpose, including :-<br /><ul><li> Television,
Acer</li></li></ul><li>Hewlett-Packard Company<br />Founded at: Palo Alto, California(1939)Founder(s): Bill Hewlett & David PackardCatherine A. Lesjak is the Interim CEO & CFOThe headquarters of HP are at 3000 Hanover Street,Palo Alto, California, USATotal employees working in HP are 310,000 And its total revenue is 114.552 billion US$<br />
History<br /><ul><li> Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard graduated in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1935.
The company originated in a garage during a fellowship they had with a past professor, Frederick Terman
In 1939, Packard and Hewlett established Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard's garage with an initial capital investment of US$538</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Hewlett and Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. Packard won the coin toss but named their electronics manufacturing enterprise the "Hewlett-Packard Company“.
HP incorporated on August 18, 1947, and went public on November 6, 1957.
One of the company's earliest customers was “The Walt Disney Company”.</li></li></ul><li>Variants<br /><ul><li> Scanners,
Computers for home and small business use computers;</li></li></ul><li>HP's Global market share<br />
Founded: In 1984Liu Chuanzhi is the Chairman and Yang Yuanqing is the CEO of lenovo at present.Its headquarters are at Beijing China, Morrisville, North Carolina, United States and Singapore.Employees working there are Approx. 23,000 and with a Revenue of 14.901 billion US$<br />
History<br /><ul><li> Lenovo Group Limited is a Chinese-based multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures and markets desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, servers, storage drives, IT management software, and related services</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> Incorporated as Legend in Hong Kong in 1988,Lenovo's principal operations are currently located in Beijing in China, North Carolina in the United States, and Singapore.</li></li></ul><li>Variants<br /><ul><li>ThinkVision projectors and monitors
LCD and CRT monitors</li></li></ul><li>Lenovo's Global market share<br />
ThinkPad is a brand of portable laptop computers originally designed, manufactured and sold by IBM. Since early 2005, the ThinkPad range has been manufactured and marketed by Lenovo, which purchased the IBM personal computer division<br />
Founded at: Endicott, New York, U.S.(incorporated June 16, 1911)Samuel J. Palmisano is Chairman, President and CEOMark Loughridge is tha SVP and CFOThe headquarters of IBM is at Armonk, New York,United StatesEmployees at IBM are 399,409 and with a revenue of 103.630 billion US$<br />
History<br /><ul><li> International Business Machines (IBM) is the world's fourth largest technology company and the second most valuable global brand after Coca-Cola.
With almost 400,000 employees worldwide, IBM is second largest (by market capitalization) and the second most profitableinformation technology and services employer in the world according to the Forbes 2000 list </li></li></ul><li>The logo that was used from 1924 to 1946. The logo is in a form intended to suggest a globe, girdled by the word "International"<br />The logo that was used from 1947 to 1956. The familiar "globe" was replaced with the simple letters "IBM”.<br />The logo that was used from 1956 to 1972. IBM said that the letters took on a more solid, grounded and balanced appearance.<br />The striped logo was first used in 1967, and fully replaced the solid logo by 1972. The horizontal stripes suggest "speed and dynamism."<br />
IBM 7090 series</li></li></ul><li>IBM's Global market share<br />
Founded: In 1976 Founder(s): Stan Shih et al.Gianfranco Lanci is the CEO & President of Acer Inc.Its headquarter is at Xizhi, Taipei County, TaiwanAcer is a co. having total employees of 6,600 and a Revenue of 17.9 billion US$<br />
History<br /><ul><li> Acer was founded by Stan Shih, his wife Carolyn Yeh, and a group of five others as Multitech in 1976
It began with eleven employees and US$25,000 in capital.
Initially, it was a distributor of electronic parts and a consultant in the use of microprocessor technologies, but over time it emerged as a PC manufacturer.</li></li></ul><li>Variants<br /><ul><li> Consumer Desktops
Hard Disk Drive</li></li></ul><li>Toshiba's Global market share<br />
Comparative Study<br /><ul><li> Key developments in recent years have been the battle for the top spot between Dell and HP</li></li></ul><li>
<ul><li> Compaq and IBM dominated the market in the mid-1990s, but Dell and HP emerge as important players late in the 1990s.
Dell pushed ahead of Compaq in 2001, but returned to second place when HP and Compaq merged in 2002.</li></li></ul><li>Latest news<br /><ul><li>Dell India has become no. 1 in april-may-june 2010 quarter.</li></li></ul><li>Thank You<br />