% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Microsoft Corporation Message Board

  • wottowwottow wottowwottow Jan 18, 2013 7:18 AM Flag

    Slow Windows 8 Sales Hurt Intel

    Google it...


    Intel accidentally dropped its quarterly earnings report a few minutes before the stock market closed today.

    Fortunately, it was a solid-enough quarter, beating some expectations and missing on others. Intel is trading up about 2% after hours.

    Intel reported $0.48 in earnings per share versus expectations of $0.45, thanks to higher gross margins and lower taxes than it expected.

    But Intel is paying the price for a sluggish PC market, which wasn't helped by Microsoft's launch of Windows 8.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • Windows 8 is the Homer Simpson of Operating Systems. Doh!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Windows 8 is the worst disaster since the Hindenburg in 1937.
      Oh, the Humanity!

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • I Binged it, shorts are #$%$ in their pants 1 week away from blowout earnings. HP chips are sold to PC manufacturers; it has nothing to do with W8 which is also sold to PC manufacturers. We all know that PC business is slow, that is why msft created this W8 to help boost it.

      Surface # sold is much better than the market's bashing; hospitals everywhere are ordering surface because they can throw a sterile transparent cover over the screen and use it like a real computer to look up patient's infos and xrays.

      • 2 Replies to cameleonman
      • "We all know that PC business is slow, that is why msft created this W8 to help boost it."

        Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. PC sales actually grew that year in spite of early 2009 Gartner predictions of a 12% falloff. PC sales going forward from that point actually grew on average year over year exhibiting marginal growth or holding steady in both 2010 and 2011.

        The latest decrease in global sales of PCs occurs well after W8 development began, closer to the release of the product rather than the beginning of its development cycle and was a reaction to competition in the mobile sector, having nothing whatsoever to do with "helping boost the PC biz".

        You are the dimmest of dim bulbs and a liar as well. W8 will impact PC sales negatively, not the other way around. You demonstrate with every shill boy post that you have no idea in the world what you are talking about.

        pfffffftttt... Poser...

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • Better Google it instead. If anything, W8 has hurt PC sales.

49.69-0.02(-0.04%)Feb 11 4:00 PMEST