Friday, May 1st 2009

Acer Says Windows 7 Will Be Available From October 23rd 2009

In a conversation with Pocket-lint, Acer's UK MD Bobby Watkins, has said that Windows 7 will be available pre-loaded on their upcoming All-In-One Z5600 PC from the 23 October 2009. Any of these models which come pre-loaded with Vista which are purchased up to 30 days before this date are also eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7.

"23rd October is the date the Windows 7 will be available. There is a 30 day upgrade time so that customers don't wait to buy a new computer, so if you buy during that 30 day period, you'll get a free upgrade to Windows 7", Bobby Watkins, Acer's UK MD told Pocket-lint.

The Z5600 comes with a built-in touchscreen which one would presume is the reasoning behind Acer's decision to start pre-loading their AIO PC with Windows 7, so as to take advantage of the new OS's capabilites. Also mentioned was the fact that the new Asus Eee Top shipping at the end of september will be in store for people to "touch and feel".

There is still no official word from Microsoft on the matter, but although Windows 7 may be released to manufacturing from the end of October, it could still be a long wait to the expected date of January 2010 for Windows 7 to hit retail.Source: Pocket-lint
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6 Comments on Acer Says Windows 7 Will Be Available From October 23rd 2009

#1
A Cheese Danish
Even if they don't release a retail version of 7 til Jan, I think I can manage using the RC and XP until then. But I think it's a great idea to give free upgrades to those that buy a notebook within that 30 day period.
However, I'm not gonna go out and buy a new laptop/netbook/all-in-one just to get Windows 7 early.
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#2
alexp999
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If manufacturer's get the final version of Windows 7, I'm sure it will get leaked to the public to, even though through unofficial channels. Saying that you would only have the 30 day activation period in which to use it.
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#4
h3llb3nd4
nah, the 30 day activation doesn't work... it'll get cracked so easily and fast...
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#5
CrAsHnBuRnXp
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If manufacturer's get the final version of Windows 7, I'm sure it will get leaked to the public to, even though through unofficial channels. Saying that you would only have the 30 day activation period in which to use it.
slmgr -rearm :)
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#6
richardbel
im going to wait for the full version.. i think its worth it..
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