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Dell offers leasing service

Don't buy it... rent it.Dell announced Thursday it will allow customers to lease machines via the company's web site.

The company claims it is one of the first IT companies to offer leasing payment options online and will deliver leasing rates for 24 and 36 month terms.

Customers can choose leasing as their preferred payment method before confirming their order. Completion and submission of a simple, on-screen credit application completes the process.