The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, Andy Cross, and Joe Magyer discuss the latest business news. In this segment the guys analyze Dell's latest earnings and the company's uphill battle against Apple. As Dell attempts to change from being a consumer-facing company to more of a business-services company like IBM, Joe warns investors that shares of Dell are a value trap to be avoided at all costs.
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