Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Does Lenovo's high earnings show there's gold in Windows 8

  1. #1

    Does Lenovo's high earnings show there's gold in Windows 8


    That sounds as if Lenovo really has found a way to use Windows 8 to spark increased sales. But as the Gershwin song goes, it ain't necessarily so. Computerworld reports that a significant reason for high earnings is the company's PC sales in China, saying that Lenovo:
    "...has managed to weather the slowdown by taking advantage of the Chinese PC market, where it has an over 30% market share. Close to half of the company's revenue comes from the country, now the world's largest PC market."
    So it's not necessarily innovative hardware that's driving growth, but instead Lenovo focusing on its home market, which happens to be the world's largest. In addition, Computerworld reports that Lenovo smartphone sales are up dramatically, helping boost the bottom line. Smartphone shipments increased a whopping 206% compared to a year previous.
    Does Lenovo's high earnings show there's gold in Windows 8? | Computerworld Blogs

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Interesting how no one has commented saying that Windows 7 is the reason why Lenovo is doing so well....

    Lenovo is really the main OEM I think of that is taking Windows 8 seriously, meaning they're not taking last year's laptop PC and throwing a Windows 8 sticker and 8 Core on it. They built the Yoga a good year or so BEFORE Windows 8 RTM'd and said they won't release it with Windows 7, an 8 exclusive model. They have been building touch AIOs that many people have reviewed as being rather nicely done. Their ThinkPad lineup has been updated for touch input with Windows 8.

    Meanwhile over at HP, they're STILL stuck copying apple AGAIN thinking that is what will make them profitable...
    HP refresh their laptops for 2013 - Neowin

    Also why I don't recommend HP laptops anymore is because of that apple copying. I mean for crying at loud, at least give them color other than silver!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 1,770
    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Interesting how no one has commented saying that Windows 7 is the reason why Lenovo is doing so well....
    Because that would be a rather stupid comment, given that there is no data suggesting which OS has featured in the sales.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Interesting how no one has commented saying that Windows 7 is the reason why Lenovo is doing so well....
    Because that would be a rather stupid comment, given that there is no data suggesting which OS has featured in the sales.
    Yet even here, some have ACTUALLY said that is the reason for Lenovo's success because they shipped lots of Windows 7 PCs and Windows 8 PCs with start menu replacements.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Cokie, you really are confused.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Does Lenovo's high earnings show there's gold in Windows 8
Related Threads
Hi David, Congratulations on your second Gold Pip in addition to your recent induction into the Gold Member Club! Way to go friend! my2cents
MSFT reported pretty good earning this quarter. Wish they would report unit sales on Windows 8. Source: Inside Microsoft's FQ3 Earnings: Windows 8, and the Xbox Money Machine
Read the rest of the story here As much as I don't want to imagine living life on a tablet and such, it's hard to deny the fact that these devices are really having a massive impact on things.
As it turns out, in Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is merged into Windows Defender Seems to be two trains of thought: 1. Microsoft is including a preinstalled antivirus program into Windows 8 so that end users are guarenteed to have AV installed and running on their...
https://www.eightforums.com/virtualization/5900-newbie-question.html My Newbie Question thread has a bunch of tiny gold stars next to it. What are they for ? I know the question is anything but important.:sleepy: 6022
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook