□ The Company was founded in 1984 by Michael Dell, now the computer industry's longest-tenured chief executive officer, on a simple concept: that by selling personal computer systems directly to customers, Dell could best understand their needs, and provide the most effective computing solutions to meet those needs. Dell Computer's mission statement is:
"Dell's mission is to be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve. In doing so, Dell will meet customer expectations of: Highest quality
Individual and company accountability
Best-in-class service and support
Flexible customization capability
Superior corporate citizenship
Dell's target market consists of large corporate accounts, medium and small businesses, and the consumer business. Dell has set out to satisfy each different customer segment through its Direct Model. In order to continue being successful, Dell has to make sure that it produces the right PCs that would be satisfying to customers, and take advantage of the opportunities that are available.
□ Focusing on the laptop industry, if Dell wants to produce a next generation laptop platform that will carry its business in the future, it should look at today's trends in the industry and how they could impact the next generation laptop.
Mobility is increasingly influencing the world and markets that Dell will be operating in. Therefore, the implication associated with this trend is that the laptop that Dell would produce should be lighter and smaller.
The internet is becoming a necessity in people's everyday life. Because of this trend, and the impact of mobility at the same time, wireless internet would be a potential demand.
Moore's Law: it has been observed that laptops and PCs in...