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The emergence of Windows 8 Operating System Can Generate PC Market Yet

Rabu, 05 Desember 20120 komentar

Businesses computers put great hopes on a Windows 8 operating system, because they think with the advent of Windows 8 operating system in the market can increase computer sales globally. But after a month of its release period, the operating system has not been able to generate sales of Windows computers in the U.S..

According to the research agency NPD sales report, in October 2012 Windows device sales in the U.S. fell by 21% overall compared to the same period in 2011. Of these, sales of portable computers (laptops) in the U.S. fell by 24% and desktop computers fell by 9%, compared to the same period in 2011.

Normally, the release of the Windows operating system to boost PC sales in the first month and at year-end holiday season. Consumers know that the new operating system coming out, they were delaying the purchase of a computer and expect to get the new operating system as soon as possible.

Stephen Baker, Vice President of Industry Analyst at NPD, said that after being on the market for 4 weeks, it is still too early to blame the condition of the Windows 8 PC market is still weak. Baker also added that there is still opportunity in sales in the upcoming holiday season, but it seems Windows 8 is yet to prove his strength to push sales as expected.

Microsoft has made a big bet by designing an operating system that supports touch-screen computer technology and tablets. But so far, according to NPD, sales of the tablet with Windows 8 operating system is less than 1% of all sales of Windows computers in the U.S.. NPD Data shown does not include sales of Microsoft Surface tablets.

Commencing one month since the release of Windows 8 operating system, the device that has been using Windows 8 accounted for 58% of all sales of Windows-based computers. When Windows 7 was released in 2009, in the first month, a computer with Windows 7 to contribute 83% to sales of Windows computers. [RIC]
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