While we'll get a clearer picture of the state of the industry when Hewlett-Packard
Powered by gains of 40% or better in its server and storage businesses, Dell also sold 2 million printers since teaming up with Lexmark
These are interesting times for the computer makers. Gateway
Granted, Dell doesn't have to worry about adjusting the rear-view mirror right now. It is comfortably ahead of the pack. It is looking to grow earnings by 22% in the current quarter on improving margins, and its cash hoard has grown to nearly $12 billion. Dell remains the classy head of the class.
Will the competition catch up to Dell's torrid pace of growth any time soon? What makes Dell such a smart performer? Where else can Dell turn for growth? All this and more -- in the Dell discussion board. Only on Fool.com.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz did the unthinkable. He traded in his Dell for an HP. Still, he does not own shares in any companies mentioned in this story.