GOOD for INTC, DELL seeing strong demand for computers and tablets running Windows 8
Dell Inc. (DELL), the world’s third-largest PC maker, said Dec. 12 it’s seeing strong demand for computers and tablets running Windows 8. Interest in the operating system is “quite high,” Dell Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said at a conference in Austin, Texas.
The big volume will come from company upgrades to Win8. When will they do that? When they deploy touch screen systems. This is the first OS that MSFT has released that was tied so closely to the hardware. For companies, I expect them to make moves after the Win8 evaluation/qual is complete and as PC refresh systems are deployed.
I am working on Win7. The company has decided to deploy Win8 and will do so with new hardware during the refresh cycle.It won't be like the WinXP to Win7 upgrade where the change was rapid.