Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2013 14:48 UTC
Windows Tom Warren: "While Intel is trying to keep the Windows tree healthy, Microsoft is hoping that the leaves don't start to drop off before its own family of Surface devices are fully ready. Redmond isn't 'priming the pump' here, it's planting seeds for the future. If Microsoft is successful then it could be the world's biggest Windows OEM in just a few years. The future is Surface." You just have to look at the difference in build quality and supplied software between OEM devices and Surface even though Surface is cheaper to realise that the age of Windows OEMs is coming to an end. The writing's on the wall, and the OEMs know it: there's no future for them in Windows.
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RE[2]: OEMs did it to themselves
by cdude on Sun 13th Jan 2013 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE: OEMs did it to themselves"
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That's why they suffer and will continue to. But then we can be sure all of them realized that meanwhile and are working on alternates.

Why do you think we see this year so many new alternates hitting market? The demand is there. From customers, from investors and from companies like Dell and HP.

The Windows market implodes. A sucking vacuum that takes everything with it missing the jump-off point. HP and Dell may get off, Nokia wont.

Edited 2013-01-13 18:04 UTC

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