Windows 8 Launch, Microsoft Surface: Michael Dell’s Spin

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http://www.thevarguy.com – What are Michael Dell’s expectations for Windows 8 PCs, ultrabooks and tablets? And can Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) differentiate from Microsoft Surface tablets? Dell’s CEO and CFO offered insights this evening during an earnings call with Wall Street analysts. Here’s the recap. Even before it arrives, Windows 8 is impacting Dell’s business. Dell CFO and Senior VP Brian T. Gladden mentioned: “In the quarter, we saw the channel drawing down inventory in anticipation of the Windows 8 launch. We also continued to see discretionary spending directed to alternative mobile devi (IT news)