Dell’s 29-year history

Track the growth of the third-largest PC maker

A group of investors including Michael Dell have announced a deal worth $24.4bn to take private the computer manufacturer he founded in 1984.

When it entered the Fortune 500 in 1992, Mr Dell was the youngest-ever chief executive of a constituent company, but more recently the group has seen its fortunes wane in the face of increased competition and the growth of tablet computing.

Track the milestones in the 29-year history of the world’s third-largest PC maker by shipments with this timeline.

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