Sources at PC vendors told DigiTimes that the launch of Windows 7 had little effect on PC sales.
Demand for PCs and hardware did not turn strong after the launch of Windows 7 in late October and is unlikely to do so in 2009 due to most Windows Vista users not needing to replace their PCs in order to upgrade to Windows 7, while some users are waiting for Microsoft to release Windows 7's first service pack, according to sources at PC vendors.
From the technology perspective, Windows 7's touchscreen capabilities are currently unable to provide significant value in terms of usage on notebooks and netbooks, while sales of tablet PCs have also not seen any dramatic growth since the launch of the software, leaving large-size all-in-one PCs as the only PC segment to benefit from the technology so far, the sources claimed.
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Re: Windows 7 launch did not spike PC demand by Anonymous on Saturday, November 07 2009 @ 04:31:19 CET
Why? Well ask Intel where USB 3.0 is. USB is the #1 interconnect to the outside world and USB 3 is 10x faster than USB 2, and moreover it's years between USB upgrades. The economy makes people more choosy in spending on tech, so the hardware has to be "worthwhile" to encourage end users to spend. Big mistake on Intel's part.
DX11 hardware is still in midtransition, so there is another "wait and see".
2010 will be better IF Intel gets with the bandwagon and Nvidia and AMD get the DX11 GPU's out. Remember 50% of the market is notebooks so they need this hardware too in order to stimulate sales. LED screens are also enticing buyers back.