Gartner: Apple should quit hardware business

(Via Paul Thurrott)

“Increasing component costs and pressure to cut its prices mean Apple’s best bet for long-term success is to quit the hardware business and license the Mac to Dell, analyst firm Gartner claimed on Tuesday.”

A clear sign that it takes more than Excel to understand a company’s success.

Dell: Total Recall

You may have noticed that Dell laptomes sometimes – eh…. – can get quite hot.

Now Dell faces up to the issue and starts its biggest recall programme so far:

” Dear Dell Customer,

Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitudeâ„¢, Inspironâ„¢, XPSâ„¢ and Dell Precision Mobile Workstationâ„¢ notebook computers. In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other regulatory agencies, Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries with cells manufactured by Sony and offering free replacements for these batteries. Under rare conditions, it is possible for these batteries to overheat, which could pose a risk of fire.”

Go to this site to check if you’re eligible for a replacement.