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Vista gives PC Sales a Nice Boost

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

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    Windows Vista was officially released to the public on 30th January this year, and the “wow” effect seems to be working so far. During its first week, Vista contributed to a 73% jump in US PC sales compared to the previous week, and sales were up 67% compared to the same time last year. Home Premium accounted for 59% of desktop sales and 76% of notebook sales, whilst home basic made up 33% and 16% respectively, suggesting users prefer the more expensive version. The figures were collected from five of the major retailers, Best Buy, Circuit City, CompUSA, Staples and Radio Shack.

    Source: Reg Hardware
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    that figures. i bet most those people were just holding out until vista was released.
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    LOL!


    I have people calling me off the hook about can my computer run Vista?!?!?!?

    Guh it's driving me nuts, I should tell them ALL NO! You need a new system I'll
    build you this for $xxxx and take the old "USELESS" parts in on trade... Lucky I'm
    a nice guy and wont do that to me clueless customers.
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    People who BUY vista are the stupidest.
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    and ppl who won't buy Vista after some time will be the stupidiest.
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    I'll pay for it as soon as onsite support come with it for free. :)
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    sure, choice depends upon the user, hmm, maybe vista will be more in numbers after a couple of weeks .
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    the sales is down to the "vista certified" bit , shops in the uk are selling any under powered system with vista but to be honest if i were going to buy a full new system right now id expect it to come with vista although i wouldn't use it.
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    Its almost tempting to though, aint it Niko? ::haha::
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    Indeed....
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    I know I would be doing that hehe. And if anyone catches on.....just blame MS. hehe
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    fitting, I think.
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    I laughed out loud when I saw where the statistics came from :laugh:
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    Honestly, why build an operating system that will run on OLD junk. You shouldn't be running a brand new OS on <1Ghz computers. And honestly, 512 is pretty small these days. However, that IS a messup...it should run stripped down and run 512 with music and an internet tab open comfortably.

    Ah well, better luck in 2009
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    If there has been an UP in computer sales... it's not due to Vista, but due to Intel Core 2 Duo etc. And Vista just happens to come with new PCs.

    FULL STOP

    Unless you can proove that Mac sales have decreased due to increasing market share of Windows boxes.
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    New PCs have been shipping with a "free" Vista upgrade for about 3 months at least, but I guess most folks who buy ready built PCs from the High Street or places like Dell wouldn't be confident of upgrading their OS

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