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Dell starts to improve

by on31 August 2007


Sales in the midst of disaster


After a year of woe, hardware maker Dell saw quarterly earnings jumped 46 percent on stronger sales of business products and services, improved average selling prices and lower component costs.

The company earned $733 million in the last three months, compared with $502 million a year ago. Sales rose four percent to $14.8 billion.

The results were better than Wall Street expected.

Dell also acknowledged a "higher-than-normal" backlog of orders due to unexpectedly high demand for new Inspiron and XPS colour notebooks, as well as parts shortages for certain flat-panel displays.

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