updated 01:30 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
Dell systems at Staples
Dell has announced a pact with the office supply chain Staples, which will soon carry its hardware, the company says. As of November 11th, Staples will begin carrying Dell desktop and notebook PCs, as well as various monitors and printers, along with associated ink and toner. Available at launch will be the Inspiron 1721 and 1521 notebooks, the desktop Inspiron 530, and two widescreen LCDs, in 19- and 22-inch sizes. Printers will include the 1320c laser model plus 948 and 926 inkjets.
While Dell already has an extensive retail presence, this has not typically been felt outside of dedicated electronics shops; its biggest push this year has been into Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores, which share the same owner.