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It looks like Microsoft has a strategy, smaller, cheaper

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    It looks like Microsoft has a strategy, smaller, cheaper

    It looks like Microsoft isn't asleep at the wheel, they might have some ideas going forward.

    . With Windows 8 failing to spur PC demand, Microsoft is resorting to the oldest trick in the book: price cuts.Reports Tuesday in Taipei-based Digitimes and the Wall Street Journal indicate that Microsoft will lower the price of Windows 8 for PC makers in the coming months.
    Not surprisingly,that should result in cheaper Windows 8 tablets and hybrids, according to IDC's Bob O'Donnell.
    "It lowers the vendors' total cost, which allows them to get to a lower price point," he said.
    But maybe more importantly, Microsoft has offered another incentive: to spark the market for small Windows 8 devices, any product with a display size of less than roughly 11 inches will get a discount plus a free copy of Office 2013, according to reports.
    That plays into two trends: the lower cost of smaller touch displays and a market increasingly favoring smaller tablets.
    Read on at the site, if you don't like smaller cheaper don't bother.

    Windows 8 hardware, take 2: Expect cheaper, smaller | Microsoft - CNET News

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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    Yes, we knew they were cutting oem fees. I believe thay have already been giving subsidies to oems.

    That is in addititon to the the price slashing on w8 machines taht has been going on for some time.

    I said before - that is all they can do at this stage.

    It might help somewhat.

    They can really turn it around by making changes. That will have to come with windows blue
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It looks like Microsoft has a strategy, smaller, cheaper

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