Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Jan 2014 00:15 UTC
Windows

HP really wants people to buy a Windows 7 PC instead of a Windows 8 machine. The PC maker has been emailing customers over the weekend noting that "Windows 7 is back." A new promotion, designed to entice people to select Windows 7 over Windows 8 with $150 of "savings," has launched on HP's website with a "back by popular demand" slogan. The move is clearly designed to position Windows 7 over Microsoft's touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.

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Dell seems to be doing the same thing
by jessesmith on Tue 21st Jan 2014 01:02 UTC
jessesmith
Member since:
2010-03-11

I was window shopping for a new laptop last week and noticed Dell seems to be doing the same thing. While HP's site was mostly proclaiming "everyone gets a touch screen", the Dell site was pretty big on making Windows 7 available. I think this isa good sign, maybe OEMs are starting to realize their sales will go up if they offer a product people actually want.

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Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I didn't know Dell had started doing that for the consumer lines. I had seen them recommending Windows 7 to business customers a while back when my boss had me looking to upgrade some of our workstations. We've pretty much always been a Dell house with an active support contract (since long before I started working there) and I was happy to see them still offering Windows 7 on business workstations.

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benali72 Member since:
2008-05-03

Yep, Dell is still selling 7. I saw in their ads until the fall, now I don't see it in their ads but it's still on their website for various products. See Dell 7 PC's here -- http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/windows-segment-se...

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