Dell began as PCs Limited in 1984 when Michael Dell was a student at the University of Texas.
In 1985, the Turbo PC was launched.
In 1988, the company changed its name to Dell Computer Corporation and went public with an IPO.
In 1999, Dell became the world’s largest PC manufacturer.
In 2003, the company was renamed to simply Dell Inc. to reflect their sales of not only computers but also TVs and other electronics.
In 2006, the company acquired Alienware. In 2009 the company acquired Perot Systems. The company struggled after 2010, with the demand for computers falling in favor of tablets and phones.
Dell went private in 2013 but stated the company would go public again in 2016. After acquiring the EMC Corporation for $60 billion, the company made Dell and EMC divisions of Dell Technologies, Inc.
In its first report after going public, the company beat anticipated revenue estimates in March 2019.
Dell is currently the third-largest PC vendor in the world, behind HP and Lenovo, with revenue in 2018 listed as $78.7 billion.
Headquarters for Dell remains in Round Rock, Texas.