Michael Dell’s Path: PC King to Apple Envy

Michael Dell bristles when his personal-computer company is compared with Apple Inc.

As Apple gobbled market share with the iPhone and iPad, Dell Inc.’s chief executive instead faced crumbling PC market share and stagnant revenue growth at the company he founded in his University of Texas dorm room almost 30 years ago.

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