Windows 8 whether to promote PC sales?
- PC market is quiet before Windows 8 product key on shelves. This is reflected in the financial results of Dell, Acer, Asus, HP.
IDC said that this is a sign of the fact that users are waiting for Windows 8 on the shelves. The market analyst expects the OS to boost PC growth, but it will fall next year, not the rest of 2012.
- Unique PC designs that utilize the power of the OS are also a basis for that.
However, many questions are being asked is the price for a PC running Windows 8 is acceptable to the user. Analyst Christine Wang pointed out that Windows 8.1 product key was designed primarily for tablets, so sales of PCs in the future will be hardly driven by the OS.
The PC market is entering a difficult period as the demand for computer shopping has diminished considerably with the threat of mobile devices. However, IDC analysts said that Windows 8 will be a positive factor to promote this market, although that time will fall into next year.
PC market is experiencing the most difficult period in history, not only because the PC itself is saturated but it can not deny the powerful attacks of mobile devices such as tablet PCs or smartphone. The number of laptops or desktops is decreasing. Many PC makers such as Dell, HP, and so on, also suffered losses, reflecting their dismal financial results.
HP CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged that the number of PCs it sold through retail channels dropped sharply in the second half of July. Sales revenue fell 9% and HP's revenue fell 12% from the same period last year. Dell's revenues are down, with sales down 22%. The US computer company also cut its forecast for next quarter revenue growth from 2% to 5%.
Waiting for Windows 8
There are PC punters in the near future, when Windows 8 launches, will be like at the crossroads of the road. Windows 8 - the most powerful version of Windows "rip" in more than a year will officially hit the shelves. The whole innovation, from the interface, user experience ... of Windows 8 is the factor that makes the appearance of new PC series, with traditional design and new design (hybrid, fold ... ) to take advantage of the power of the OS. Although optimistic about the future of PCs, IDC analysts say the novelty of Windows 8 will not be easy for the PC industry to grow, at least for the rest of the year. 2012.
IDC forecasts that by 2013, worldwide PC shipments will grow 6.5% from the 0.9% growth expected in 2012. By 2014, growth will be 7.0% 7.5%. IDC expects PC sales to increase in emerging markets, where new PCs will be sold. The market analyst also lowered the average global PC shipments growth to 7.1 percent between 2013 and 2016, down from the 8.4 percent growth predicted by IDC for the period. 2012-2016.
EIGHT: bold "> Find your own way
The launch of Windows 8 has prompted PC makers to find ways to create new PC designs to take advantage of it as well as increase sales, saving their future. Lenovo, until the beginning of this year with Asus, Acer, Samsung, Toshiba ...., will soon see many unique PC designs, inspired by Intel, such as Asus Taichi , Samsung Series 5 Hybird, IdeaPad Yoga ... appear on the market.
Intel says that the company's ultrabook concept last year was not just a shell-clad design, but a variation on the design of the clamshell, According to Intel, comprehensive laptops and tablets into one. When you need a tablet, it's a tablet. When you need a keyboard for text editing, they will have a physical keyboard for the user.