Dell plans to sell computers and other electronics gear at 1,400 Staples stores, the latest departure from the direct-to-customer business model pioneered by the No. 2 computer maker.
Dell and the world's biggest office products supplier announced Monday that Staples would offer Dell desktop and notebook computers, monitors, printers, ink and toner starting Nov. 11. Dell products also will be available through Staples' Web site.
Initial Dell computer models to be sold at Staples include Inspiron 1721 and 1521 notebooks, and Inspiron 530 desktops.