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FLYINGSCOT
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FLYINGSCOT   6/16/2012 12:32:34 PM
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Could it also be that the competition is affecting these companies.  More people are buying laptops and HP and Dell are not the best laptops in the world.  I wonder if all PC manufacturers are hurting as badly?

Cryptoman
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Re: PC Arena awaiting Windows 8
Cryptoman   6/16/2012 6:41:04 AM
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I wonder if the anticipation of Windows 8 has such a dramatic effect on sales. I can understand that it can slow down the sales but the primary culprit in the slow down in the growth of the PC market is the uptake of tablets and Macs.

The surge in the sale of iPad and the Macs is also due to the profitable value chain Apple has managed to create for iOS application developers. The ecosystem Apple has created for developers who want to get paid for their efforts is much more sound and profitable than what the PC world and Microsoft ever managed to offer until this date. Writing software for PCs is not profitable anymore and is expected to be free by definition these days.

Nowadays it is quite common to get orders from clients that specifically require applications running on iPads. One of my former customers which was happily using a Windows version of my software product is now requesting the new version to be iPad compatible. I have heard similar stories from other businesses as well. This is a simple example of how the PC market is losing its edge gradually.

t.alex
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Re: PC Arena awaiting Windows 8
t.alex   6/15/2012 8:54:17 PM
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I think it is more than the new Windows OS. Competition in the PC industry is so tough with Lenovo, Acer and other players rolling out new ultrabook models every few months. It is a commodity market and how to make a difference? Perhaps Apple Mac will start gaining market share.

_hm
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Re: PC market
_hm   6/15/2012 8:50:55 PM
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Windows 8 will be very compact and efficient. Will give very good experience close to MacOS. We wneed to wait for few more months.

Barbara Jorgensen
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Barbara Jorgensen   6/15/2012 12:02:43 PM
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I hadn't thought about Windows 8. Good point.

Wale Bakare
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Re: PC Arena awaiting Windows 8
Wale Bakare   6/15/2012 7:54:38 AM
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Please read this analysis by BBC financial reporter http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18287476.

Wale Bakare
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Re: PC Arena awaiting Windows 8
Wale Bakare   6/15/2012 7:48:34 AM
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I think financial situation still taking toll on electronics industry in total.  Market is not looking good  - unendless Europe zone crisis, job loses bearly every hour and while the consumers market only for mobile gadgets. Well, few enterprises might want to wait for Windows 8 before buying new PCs.

_hm
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PC Arena awaiting Windows 8
_hm   6/14/2012 8:52:32 PM
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One of major reason for drop in slaes may be people awaiting Windows 8. With new OS introduction, there may be surge in sales for about one to two years.

 





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