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]: PC Demand
by Nelson on Sat 9th Mar 2013 05:40 UTC in reply to "RE: PC Demand"
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I tend to think its likely a combination of both. I'm uncomfortable with explaining away Windows 8's mixed response with a saturated market, but I think it does play somewhat of a role.

I think it will take something to fundamentally change up the form factor before PC sales come back. I think eventually as tablets move up the rung (Become more powerful, longer battery life, and more interesting form factors a'la Surface) then the lines will blur a bit and it could usher in a rebound.

Also, the elongated upgrade cycles are likely to create a short boom in sales eventually if it goes on for long enough -- people need to upgrade sometime.

If they move to to tablets so be it, which will probably boost Windows 8.

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