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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:27

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It looks like HP are not convinced of Windows 8.x gaining traction. You can now buy their PCs and laptops with Windows 7 again on their US website

 

I can't say I'm too surprised - despite what some Neowin community members think many normal users are not at all keen on Windows 8.x, even over a year after its launch.




#2 margrave

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:30

It's not selling as it was suppose to. I'm not surprised at all since Dell has been doing this too. Have to try to sell something.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:30

didn't the same thing happen with vista and xp if I'm not mistaken? 



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:35

didn't the same thing happen with vista and xp if I'm not mistaken? 

 

I believe so, you could pay an extra 50$ or something for them to wipe vista and put on windows XP.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:36

Understandable for enterprise sales. I would recommend that consumers go with Windows 8.1.

 

Oddly enough, with mobile devices our enterprise users are taking to it quite nicely. Still not ready for enterprise desktop IMO, but when it is, it probably won't be as bad as it once seemed, at least not for end users.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:38

Before the MS Windows 8 apologists come and trounce this thread....

 

HP have clearly done their research otherwise they wouldn't have done this!



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:39

But of course! Why settle for Win8x if you already have Win9x (in concept).

 

/stolen joke



#8 Ace

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:43

HP have clearly done their research otherwise they wouldn't have done this!

 

HP know that people are inherently lazy and fear change of any kind.

 

Will they still be selling Windows 7 PCs to consumers in 2017-2020? I doubt it.



#9 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:48

I'm sure PC world had a W7 Laptops for your business range on their UK website long after 8.1 was the standard



#10 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:57

I really do not see why so many people have issues with windows 8. Its not like with vista there were performance issues.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 22:06

They could just advertise Windows 8 as Windows 7 with optional features, but they don't and it alienates some people.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 22:07

I don't see much value in this. They're missing the point. People aren't deciding against buying desktops and laptops because of Windows 8. They're buying portable devices.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 22:20

I really do not see why so many people have issues with windows 8. Its not like with vista there were performance issues.

Pretty much anything with mechanical hard drives, especially loaded with bloatware, sooner or later gets performance issues.

 

I don't see much value in this. They're missing the point. People aren't deciding against buying desktops and laptops because of Windows 8. They're buying portable devices.

I figure portable devices are selling only 1) where people can afford them to follow the trend and 2) where people cannot afford anything else. I work in retail and such portable device (namely, tablet) sales are as shyte as they can be, while enterprises keep buying desktops and people keep buying laptops in increasingly greater numbers. Now, of course, it's not a great deal of market, but I feel obligated to note that the "portable device" statement is not accurate everywhere.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 22:28

If the sales are there, why not?



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 22:36

Before the MS Windows 8 apologists come and trounce this thread....


So only haters are allowed to post in this thread?