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That could certainly be one way Microsoft could bolster what is so far an uninspiring foray into hardware. Then again, Dell isn’t exactly known for having the design chops to meet the new bar Apple raised; that’s largely why Dell got into this predicament in the first place.
Microsoft’s latest software isn’t wowing or arguably even catching on with the masses, and Dell’s hardware was passable a long time ago in a market far, far away. Talk about a winning combination.