Founded by Michael Dell in 1984 while he was still a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Dell is among the most admired corporations in the United States. In the 1980s and 1990s, Dell was briefly the largest producer of personal computers in the world. Today, however, the company occupies the second place spot.
Dell is based in Round Rock, Texas and employs more than 76,000 people throughout the world. Dell's products include personal computers, software, computer peripherals, servers, network switches, and data storage devices. Dell also sells digital cameras, printers, and HDTVs, but these items are built by other manufactures.
Alienware, a line of high-end gaming laptops and PCs, was acquired by Dell in 2006.