Dell in Talks on Buyout at $13 to $14 a Share

Dell Inc.’s journey from computer king to buyout candidate reflects the difficulty of abandoning what propelled it to prominence: A finely tuned supply chain that could quickly assemble and deliver custom-ordered computers at a lower cost than the competition.

Now the question is whether going private would present the best way for Michael Dell, the company’s founder and CEO, to move the company forward with a focus on products for business, rather than consumers.

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