Dell has entered talks with search engine Google that could see the search engine's software application including the Google toolbar pre-installed on every new Dell computer sold across the globe.

The news comes just a month after Google announced that it will be offering its software applications via a single download application for PC users called Google Pack.

Bob Kaufman, a spokesman for Dell, said the company was evaluating some elements of the Google software pack.

"We are running a test with Google that could include a Google-powered Dell home page, Google desktop search and a Google toolbar", Mr Kaufman said.

Google also confirmed the trials were taking place. "We are conducting a test of some of our software via Dell", a spokesman said.