Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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RE[2]: This is bad.
by Nelson on Sat 9th Mar 2013 05:29 UTC in reply to "RE: This is bad."
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29


I think they should stop waiting for OEMS and create a tablet. They should call it Surface and spend hundreds of millions on dance commercials during prime time in an attempt to convince people it is cool. That sounds like a good plan.

Or they could listen to customers and fix the stupid thing overnight. We'll see if Microsoft continues to delve deeper into stupid and if you'll continue to defend them and this inane plan.


Only in your fanatical pea brain could my entire scathing commentary be construed as a defense.

I quite significantly disagree with them on things, have conceded other things in light of discussion, and defend them for other things.

I'm not consistently for or consistently against them in every position they take, across everything that they do.

I'm however waiting for the day when you can have a rational discussion without your man crush for Sinofsky or Ballmer showing.

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RE[3]: This is bad.
by ze_jerkface on Sat 9th Mar 2013 08:25 in reply to "RE[2]: This is bad."
ze_jerkface Member since:
2012-06-22

You're still defending the overall plan and you're pushing their lame excuse of blaming the OEMs for not making enough touch devices when Microsoft's own Surface RT is a dud.

Look I predicted this disaster the moment Sinofsky started censoring technical questions while you've been the Windows 8 p.r. defense here.

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RE[4]: This is bad.
by Nelson on Sat 9th Mar 2013 10:20 in reply to "RE[3]: This is bad."
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

You're still defending the overall plan and you're pushing their lame excuse of blaming the OEMs for not making enough touch devices when Microsoft's own Surface RT is a dud.

Look I predicted this disaster the moment Sinofsky started censoring technical questions while you've been the Windows 8 p.r. defense here.


Surface and OEM Laptops are completely separate segments. The sales of the Laptops are almost a given to be Windows 8.

The key is to make Laptops as attractive to the consumer as their shiny new tablets, because once they've been brought into the form factor their choices are limited to Windows.

The consumer hasn't actually been even formally introduced to touchscreen laptops as a whole.

Had this been in place, OEMs could've pulled in a lot more sales, because it is not only shininess of touch, but it also highlights the Windows 8 experience.

Whereas the Surface competes with Android and iOS, Laptops compete with Windows and Windows.

This is why less than stellar touchscreen tablet sales doesn't necessarily imply that there would be a poor reception to touch screen laptops.

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