BRIEF-Dell's PC rivals dismiss move as disruptive

SAN FRANCISCO Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:14am EST

SAN FRANCISCO Feb 5 (Reuters) - Dell Inc: * Dell inc's PC rivals dismiss move as disruptive * Hewlett-Packard co says Dell 'faces an extended period of uncertainty

and transition that will not be good for its customers' * Hewlett-Packard co says Dell's ability to invest in products,

services will be 'extremely limited' with debt load * Hewlett-Packard co says company plans to take full advantage of

disruption * Lenovo Group Ltd says focused on products, customers rather than

'distracting financial maneuvers and major strategic shifts' * Lenovo group Ltd says 'financial actions of some of our traditional

competitors will not substantially change our outlook'