Dell has still not ruled out going private, according to the firm's chief financial officer.
Brian Gladden said in an interview with CNN that the company had spent a great deal of time thinking about the issue.
"There are many options for us, and we have lots of cash on hand," he is reported as saying.
"We talk about everything from keeping everything the same, to doing a bigger and broader buyback while still keeping the company public, all the way to doing a leveraged buyout and taking the company private with Michael Dell as the primary shareholder."
Michael Dell founded the US company over a quarter of a century ago and raised the prospect of taking it private again in June.
"The key element of taking the company private is that our cash will be tied up in the deal. It would be hard to complete our transformation if that were the case," said Gladden.
"If the company were strategically where we wanted it, however, then we're having a different conversation."
Gladden said that all options are currently being explored, and the that issue will be discussed again when the board meets in December.
However, he described Dell as a "company in transformation", and said that any move to go private would be unlikely to happen in the near future.
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