The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discusses topics around the investing world. The past 12 months have been rough for PC maker Dell. Faced with eroding economics in its core PC division and the rise of smart devices such as tablets and smartphones, the company has seen its financial results reflect this changing tide. However, Dell's made it clear to shareholders and observers that it won't go down without a fight, and it's putting its money where its mouth is. Last week, Dell announced another move that should help buoy its stock price as it continues to search for new growth avenues -- its first-ever dividend. But is this the right move for the company, whose revenue is projected to shrink this year? Watch the video to find out.

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