Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 11, 2015

Windows 10 Didn’t Stop PC Sales From Dropping This Summer

While this article puts most of the blame on manufacturers releasing Windows 10 on older hardware, I’m thinking that it also had to do with the (relatively) simple and free upgrade process.

As the analyst firms explain, Microsoft's fast-tracked release left many PC makers shipping existing systems with Windows 10, which weren't going to drive demand as much as brand new models. You're not going to buy a months-old laptop just because it's running new software, are you? The big question is whether or not the wave of new Windows 10 PCs launching this fall will make a difference -- if there's still a sharp decline, the industry is really in trouble.