Dataquest shows DELL #1 in NT Workstations -- 3-AU-99. Thanks to KS.|
To: VENKIE who wrote (138353)
Tuesday, Aug 3 1999 10:18AM ET
Respond to Post # 138356 of 138373
August 03, 1999 10:08
Dell Precision WorkStations Rise to No. 1; Dataquest
Results Show Dell As Market Leader For NT
Workstations in U.S.
ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 3, 1999--
Momentum Continues with Price Cuts, New 600Mhz Processor Introduction
Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq:DELL), the world's leading direct computer systems company, today announced that
for the first time, it has become the clear U.S. market leader for workstations running Pentium(R)-class processors and the
Windows NT(R) operating system, according to estimates from Dataquest, a leading market research company(1).
Dataquest's first-quarter 1999 analysis showed that Dell Precision
WorkStations' U.S. market share has grown from zero at the beginning of 1997 to the leading position by the end of the
first quarter of 1999. Dell now holds the number two position in worldwide NT workstation shipments, according to
"Customers consistently tell us that the Dell direct model is the ideal way to purchase workstations, and the results from
Dataquest bear this out," said Linda Hargrove, vice president, Americas, Dell Precision WorkStations.
"After only two years in the market, Dell has achieved its leadership position by delivering workstations built to the needs of
our largest and smallest customers in a variety of vertical markets. Dell continues to demonstrate its aggressive price and
performance position via today's price cuts and the introduction of the 600MHz Pentium III processor from Intel."
In addition to market share gains, Dell Precision WorkStations have continued to win awards in leading industry
publications, including a recent PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award for 3D workstations.
Also today, Dell cut U.S. prices on select configurations of Dell Precision WorkStations by up to 16.6 percent. A Dell
Precision WorkStation 410 configured with desktop chassis, single 450MHz Pentium III processor (dual-processor
capable), 9GB(2) SCSI hard disk drive, 256MB RAM, Diamond FireGL1 graphics card and 17/40X(3) CD-ROM is
now $2,599(4), a reduction of 16.6 percent.
Dell also cut prices on the entry-level Dell Precision WorkStation 210 by up to 7.7 percent and on the high-end Dell
Precision WorkStation 610 by up to 13.2 percent. A full list of prices and configurations for these systems can be found on
the World Wide Web at dell.com.
Effective today, Dell offers the Intel 600MHz Pentium(R) III processor on the Dell Precision WorkStation 210 and 410.
Dell Precision WorkStations are intended for professional users who demand exceptional performance in the
computer-aided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), digital content creation (DCC), computer animation,
software development and financial analysis markets. Dell Precision WorkStations are designed to support Windows(R)
Ranked No. 78 among the Fortune 500 companies and No. 210 in the Fortune Global 500, Dell Computer Corporation is
the world's leading direct computer systems company, based on revenues of $19.9 billion for the past four quarters. Dell
designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements and offers an extensive selection of
software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained through its toll-free number 80/388-8542 or
by accessing the Dell World Wide Web site at www.dell.com.
(1) Dataquest Advanced Desktops and Workstation Quarterly Statistics
Worldwide -- First Quarter 1999
(2) For hard drives, GB means 1 billion bytes; total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.
(3) 40x max/17x min variable speed.
(4) Price for a Dell Precision WorkStation 410 includes with desktop chassis, single 450MHz Pentium III processor (dual
processor capable), 9GB(2) SCSI hard disk drive, 256MB RAM, Diamond FireGL1 graphics card, 17/40X Max
CD-ROM(3), Windows NT 4.0, no monitor.
Dell is a registered trademark and Dell Precision is a trademark of Dell Computer Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are registered trademarks and NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks and Xeon is a trademark of Intel Corporation.
Fortune 500 is a registered trademark of The Time Inc. Magazine Company.
CONTACT: Dell Computer Corporation, Round Rock
Jon Weisblatt, 512/728-1226
David Frink, 512/728-2678
Don Collis, 512/728-8671
Rob Williams, 512/728-7570