Today, we announced that Dell will offer XPS and Inspiron desktops and notebooks through more than 900 Best Buy locations in the United States in the next few weeks.
What products can you expect to see? As far as notebooks: the XPS M1330 in white, the Inspiron 1420 in black and the Inspiron1521 in blue and black. Desktops: the Inspiron 530, 531 and 531s models. Beyond that, we will also sell the XPS One, our new all-in-one PC through Best Buy. Customers will also be able to shop at Best Buy.com as well. We'll be adding more models and colors later this year.
Dell will provide service and support for systems purchased at Best Buy. Update: 12/21—My apologies. This statement I wrote was not accurate. When I can pull the details together about the how the support process will work, I'll blog about it and will link to that update from here once it's published.
Update 1/14—Here's the update post that clarifies service and support on machines purchased through Best Buy.
With this agreement, our products will be available in nearly 10,000 stores around the world. We will continue to focus on expanding the number of retailers we work with in order to reach more customers worldwide. Connecting with more customers is what this is really all about. Best Buy joins a list of other retailers we have agreements with. I've blogged about most of them (though I missed the Carrefour announcement in Europe last month).