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  Date: 03/12/2012

Windows 8 fail to provide launch boost for the PC market

According to market analysts, the new Windows 8 from Microsoft not generating enough demand for PC to bring positive growth in the PC industry.

Stephen Baker, vice president of industry analysis at NPD has said “After just four weeks on the market, it’s still early to place blame on Windows 8 for the ongoing weakness in the PC market,” “We still have the whole holiday selling season ahead of us, but clearly Windows 8 did not prove to be the impetus for a sales turnaround some had hoped for.”

NPD says since its launch, Windows 8 has captured just over half (58 percent) of Windows computing device unit sales, compared to the 83 percent Windows 7 accounted for four weeks after that launch. Windows 8 tablet sales have been almost non-existent, with unit sales representing less than 1 percent of all Windows 8 device sales to date, as per NPD.

 
          
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