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Dell Reveals That Windows 8 “Had Not Done Well So Far”

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    Dell Reveals That Windows 8 “Had Not Done Well So Far”


    Dell is one of the companies that are still betting big on Windows 8, even though Microsoft’s new operating system has until now failed to excite.

    Sam Burd, Dell's global vice-president of personal computing, told The Guardian, “had not done well so far” in the tablet market, revealing that his company sold only “hundreds of thousands” of devices running the new operating system.
    Dell Reveals That Windows 8 ?Had Not Done Well So Far?

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    To the people at Dell, tell us something we didn't already know.
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    Notice that the statement is in regards to TABLET PCs and does not address desktops or laptops. It might be that those sales also "had not done well so far" for Dell but we don't know that from this article.
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    To be honest, Dell's tablet offerings are not very good. The hardware is not so great, and they haven't marketed them at all. Meanwhile, the Surface, Asus, Sony, and other devices have had a lot more exposure. I'd be interested to see the sales figures for those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    To be honest, Dell's tablet offerings are not very good. The hardware is not so great, and they haven't marketed them at all. Meanwhile, the Surface, Asus, Sony, and other devices have had a lot more exposure. I'd be interested to see the sales figures for those.
    I'm sure. I'm also sure you'd keep parsing things until you tried to find some way to justify that Microsoft products were doing well. That you have to, proves that they simply aren't.

    Nobody is going to be impressed that Microsoft has moved maybe 1.5-2 million Surface devices, when Apple does 25x that for iPads in the same quarter.
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    Apple owns the tablet market right now. That's all there is to it. No single tablet maker moves anywhere near Apple's volume. My primary tablet is still an iPad 2.

    But, apple is coasting. After the death of Steve Jobs, they haven't shown any new creativity. Unless they get back in the saddle, the Android and Windows tablets will start passing them by.

    I'm not saying that Microsoft tablet PC's are doing well. You're imagining that, apparently. I simply said that Dell is hardly the bellwether indicator, as their tablets are simply not very good. I even said i'd be interested to see how the other vendors are doing.
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    My inside sources at dell tell me that 8 is doing real crummy especially on the business side. Most companies get 8 then return it for 7
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Notice that the statement is in regards to TABLET PCs and does not address desktops or laptops. It might be that those sales also "had not done well so far" for Dell but we don't know that from this article.
    Maybe because the number of w8 on PCs is so irrelevant that it's not even worth mentioning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredledingue View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Notice that the statement is in regards to TABLET PCs and does not address desktops or laptops. It might be that those sales also "had not done well so far" for Dell but we don't know that from this article.
    Maybe because the number of w8 on PCs is so irrelevant that it's not even worth mentioning...
    Certainly in the UK it is difficult to buy a PC without Windows 8 on it so anyone buying a PC will get windows 8 like it or lump it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Notice that the statement is in regards to TABLET PCs and does not address desktops or laptops. It might be that those sales also "had not done well so far" for Dell but we don't know that from this article.

    I noticed it and my first thought was towards those who jumped on my butt and told me Win 8 and 8.1 weren't designed with tablets or phones in mind.
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