Dell vs. Apple

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Phuong Ta Acct. 201 A Dec. 12, 2013 201 A Writing Assignment: Financial Statement Analysis Compare and contrast: Dell and Apple I. Brief description: Dell vs. Apple Dell, Inc. (Dell) is the third largest Personal Computer (PC) manufacturer in the world. Michael Dell found Dell, Inc. at the age of 19 in 1984 and had become the largest PC supplier to the University of Texas. It was during the beginning of Dell, Inc. that Dell had developed most powerful PC chip. In 1988, Dell had grown to earn $3.5 million in profits through marketing its products across the world and when Dell released its first Dell computer, “The Turbo,” it generated $73 million in profits from the release. In 1993, Dell astonished the world by releasing its first laptop model, which housed the most advanced technologies in the computer market and Dell continued to prosper with its technology innovations. I like Dell, Inc. because the company provides exceptional products and customer services, including myself, with the best experience. Dell’s goal is to meet customer’s expectations and satisfactions with many qualities, such as: “highest quality, leading technology, individual and company accountability, best in class service and support, flexible customization capability, superior corporation citizenship, and financial stability.” Apple is also one of my favorite companies. Apple currently provides some of the most popular devices known in the technology world, such as: the iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod, and Apple TV. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne had established Apple on April 1st, 1976. On January 3rd, 1997, APPL (Apple Inc.) had begun to manufacture and designs for mobile communication, personal computers, and digital music players. Aside from the popular devices that Apple offers, Apple also offers a variety of software, such as: iOS and OS X. In addition,

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