“8” brings Dead Cat Bounce to PC sales

“Since the Oct. 26 launch of Windows 8, consumer notebook and desktop sales in the U.S. have fallen 21% compared to the same period last year, said Baker. Laptop sales were down even more — 24% year-over-year — while desktop numbers were off considerably less, just 9%.”

see Windows 8 brings zero 'pop' to consumer PC sales | ITworld.

USA gets ~20% of global PC shipments so this means M$’s revenue for the client division could take another big hit. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is buying smart thingies instead of PCs. Wintel is on a downwards trend. It’s about time retailers tried selling GNU/Linux on PCs at reasonable prices. Price matters.

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5 Responses to “8” brings Dead Cat Bounce to PC sales

  1. oe says:

    Bet that the return rate is going to spike in a major way on these devices come late Dec.

  2. dougman says:

    M$ may have to resort to paying people to go out and get Windows 8, they have done it before in the past and just did so on the release of Surface Return IT (RT).

    Also $999.00, you can buy (4) Chromebooks or Nexus 7’s and be happy that you did.


    Upstream supply chain sees Surface RT orders cut by half




  3. dougman says:

    I am wondering if M$ is counting units sold to OEM’s and stores, and just saying those are the amounts that they sold themselves. Overlooking the fact, that the numbers they are counting do not include consumers and businesses actually buying.

    Meanwhile, in the real world…

    The ugly devices and software sets on store shelves collecting dust, or if purchased by some ignorant consumer, gets returned due to being overly complex and a general pain to use.

    I keep seeing articles point out all the various “killer apps” for Windows 8, but what these articles do not mention is, one does not NEED Windows 8 to access these so-called killer apps.

  4. lpbbear says:

    Not surprising there are sales registered for it. Since there are no other choices on the store shelves for consumers there is bound to be some sorry sad sack buying it. Worldwide that lack of other choices eventually amounts to millions of sales and millions of consumers scratching their heads in bewilderment at the crap staring back at them from their monitors.

  5. It makes me wonder, though, where this came from…

    It certainly doesn’t pass the smell test.

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