It wasn’t too long ago that Windows 8 was released to the masses which resulted in 4 million upgrades in less than a week, which means logically we can expect to see manufacturers start updating their products with the latest Windows operating system, right? While that might hold true for some companies, a report from Digitimes has suggested that some notebook manufacturers (no names were mentioned) will continue hawking their Windows 7 products in hopes to finish off their current inventory for the remainder of the year.
In fact their source has revealed to them that some manufacturers are offering extremely low-priced notebooks around $359-399 in hopes that it will attract more customers. The report from Digitimes has also suggested that demand for Windows 8 notebooks will only take place in the first half of 2013. Digitimes might not be the most accurate when it comes to these sorts of insider information, but they have been right in the past so perhaps taking this with a grain of salt might be a good idea for now, but what do you guys think? Would you rather get a notebook with Windows 7 that’s priced really low, or would you rather spend a bit more and get one optimized for Windows 8?
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- 2013-04-11: Windows 7 Update Bug Results In Endless Reboots In Brazil
- 2013-02-26: Windows 8 $15 Promotional Upgrade For Win 7 PCs Ends Thursday
- 2013-01-23: Microsoft Certified Professionals Will Apparently Help You "Downgrade" From Windows 8 To Windows 7 For A Fee
- 2012-12-18: Consumer Reports Says: Stick With Windows 7