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Dell is said to be planning to cut thousands of jobs, potentially as much as 5 percent of its entire workforce, in response to the falling global demand for PCs. The Texas-based technology giant confirmed there would be layoffs this morning, although it did not specify numbers. Vice chairman and co-chief operating officer Jeff …

  1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

    "upgrades" have flushed the environment

    I have a bunch of Dell laptops and they are all working great ... but ever since Windows 8 appeared I have found that work is much easier using the older laptops running Windows 7 than "upgrading" to spend more time waiting for Windows to get started and then make me wait while it downloads upgrades that are going to cause problems. I have a few systems running all of the current versions of Windows because we have to support customers but working is so much better with the older versions and so many customers want support for Windows 7, not "Windows This Week".

    1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

      Re: "upgrades" have flushed the environment

      My daily driver (and that of she who must be obeyed) are second hand Dell laptops - ex-business lease units. They work great with the penguin...

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Hardly original

    "Welp, lots of other places doing layoffs, so we'll take advantage of the news cycle headlines and get in our round too. We want to do cuts, but we don't want to stand out and look like we're bad at hiring people and running the company."


    "Hm, my big executive bonus is a bit light this quarter, better pump the stock price with some short-term arbitrary cuts for the financial analysts, even though it's long-term damaging to the company."

    "Our employees are getting a little high in average paycheck and tenure, let's see if we can trim and swap for some younger cheaper models."

    "*This* will teach 'em to WFH!"

  3. n2ubp

    Perhaps Dell would sell more computers if their online site shipping delays for non customized laptop and desktop computers were less than one month?

    1. ecofeco Silver badge

      Noticed that too, did you?

      "Our sales are down but we'll keep the one month delivery times!"

      They is be genie use's!

      Still, better than the nightmare that is Lenovo.

      That said, yes, all of the other reasons you listed as well.

  4. pip25
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    Dell PC demand is hit especially hard, I assume

    Their laptops have been poor for years now with only a couple of exceptions, with quality and other issues galore. Not buying another one if I can help it.

  5. ecofeco Silver badge

    However will they survive?!

    Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) announces financial results for its fiscal 2023 third quarter. Revenue was $24.7 billion, down 6%. Operating income was a record $1.8 billion, up 68%, representing 7.1% of revenue, and non-GAAP operating income was a record $2.4 billion, up 22%, representing 9.6% of revenue. Net income from continuing operations was $241 million, and non-GAAP net income was $1.7 billion. Diluted earnings per share was $0.33, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share was $2.30.

    It's a tough life when you are only making $2 BILLION in net profits. Tough life I tell you. Sacrifices must be made!

  6. Boozearmada


    Dell's laptop build quality is appalling these days, not as bad as HP though

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