Once again, the news from Dell Inc is not so good, though not so bad either, in the earnings announcement for their 2006 Fourth Quarter announced after yesterday's market close. They missed on revenues and had a big drop in earnings, but the stock is actually reacting pretty well at mid-day today, among a minority of tech stocks up a bit in an otherwise ugly market at mid-day.
News on printers? Not much. They're altogether missing from the corporate press release, but the Reuters piece by Philipp Gollner summarizes Dell's position vs HP (NYSE HPQ) as follows: "It lags HP in the fast-growing markets of notebook computers, consumer PCs and printers."