Dell Computer CEO, Michael Dell, had a dig at Apple CEO Steve Jobs during a US television interview broadcast yesterday.

During a discussion on Dell's first-quarter financial results on CNBC's Business Center, the interviewer commented that Apple's iBook was better than anything in Dell's Latitude range of portables.

Dell replied: "All I say to Mr Jobs is that I loved Toy Story 2," referring to Jobs' other business interest, as CEO of animation studio, Pixar.

He went on to say of Apple's new education strategy: "When you look at the education market, Dell is clearly the leader. Windows and Intel are winning, and I don't expect that to change."

Dell Computer hit its first-quarter revenue and earnings marks for the fiscal year 2002 last Thursday, reporting a net income of $462 million. It reported a 10 per cent year-on-year increase in revenue to $8 billion, and saw a 27 per cent increase in units shipped worldwide over the year-ago period.