dell Dell India today opened two "exclusive" retails stores, one in New Delhi and other down south in Coimbatore, where you could walk-in, try the different Dell models and then place an order with an option to customize the machine just like in the direct-sales model.

The new Dell stores will sell all the popular consumer brands of Dell PCs / notebooks including XPS, Inspiron and Dell Studio.

Earlier, if you had to buy a Dell computer in India, the popular options were that you either call their sales office in Bangalore or place an order over the Internet on the Dell India website. Dell India also sells computers through some resellers or if you living in metros like Mumbai, you can buy Dell machines from Tata Croma and Staples stores.

Dell rivals like HP Compaq and Lenovo have a strong "retail network" in India.

The addresses of new Dell Stores are as follows:

Dell Store in Delhi: Vidur & Co. Pvt. Ltd., G/4 Gedore House, 51-52 Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110017.

Dell in Coimbatore: Bloom Electronics, 365-Bharathiar Road, New Sidhapudur, Coimbatore – 641044.