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[3]: This is bad.
by ze_jerkface on Sat 9th Mar 2013 08:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: This is bad."
ze_jerkface
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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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