Dells Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets are in line with Microsofts own line of Surface tablets, which have not been selling very well, according to analyst estimates. Microsoft is on track to sell some 500,000 Surface RT tablets in the December quarter, below expected sales of up to 3 million. Staples stores have started selling Surface tablets, a move that seems intended to boost sales figures for the device.
Dell is currently the number three PC manufacturer after HP and Lenovo, according to IDC figures, but the companys shipment slipped 14% year on year. Its revenues also dropped 11% year on year.