HP is the world's largest PC maker, with a second-quarter market share of 17.5 percent, according to Gartner. So the possibility it would sell or spin off PSG was well received at the world's second-largest PC maker, Dell.
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell the company, told CRN shortly after the HP PSG news broke that the shift in HP's PSG business makes Dell the new partner of choice for HP solution providers and customers.
"Look at Dell," Dell said. "We are here to stay. We are committed. If you look at this whole x86 space, we are the x86 partner of choice. There is no other company that has a complete x86 portfolio."