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 Apr 11, 2013 - 08:31 AM - by Michael
* Win8 a big misstep?

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Word from the sales arena isn't good - Windows 8 is apparently responsible for a massive drop in PC sales.

The problem? Touchscreens are not just inwieldy in a desk environment, they add to costs of a PC.

All signs so far point to Windows 8 being a flop.

"Unfortunately, it seems clear that the Windows 8 launch not only didn't provide a positive boost to the PC market, but appears to have slowed the market," IDC Vice President Bob O'Donnell said.

The newest version of Windows is designed to work well with touch-sensitive screens, but the displays add to the cost of a PC. Together, the changes and higher prices "have made PCs a less attractive alternative to dedicated tablets and other competitive devices," O'Donnell said.

 

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