Acer Windows 10 PC pre-orders open on July 29, but shipments won't start until August

Microsoft had to rectify some confusion of its own making last week when a senior executive said that it would not be possible to buy a PC with Windows 10 pre-installed when the OS launches on July 29. That didn't come as a great surprise given how late Microsoft finalized the RTM build of Windows 10, leaving very little time for manufacturers to pre-load the OS onto devices for sale.

However, Microsoft later clarified that it will in fact be possible to buy PCs with Windows 10 onboard on launch day, but as Windows Central reports, Acer won't be among those manufacturers selling them.

Instead, Acer has said that it will open pre-orders for its new Windows 10 PCs on July 29, but adds that shipments won't begin until "the first week of August".

It seems that some manufacturers will be taking their time rolling out new hardware with Windows 10 onboard. Microsoft will showcase some of its partners' new devices at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 4, which suggests that we may be in for a wave of new Windows 10 devices arriving in time for the all-important holiday shopping season.

Source: Windows Central

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