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Microsoft's bet on touch PCs fails to pay off

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    Microsoft's bet on touch PCs fails to pay off


    Computerworld - Microsoft's bet that touch would propel Windows 8 has run into a major snag, an industry analyst said Friday: Consumers see little reason to pay premium prices for touch-enabled laptops.

    According to IDC, touch-ready laptop shipments are significantly lower than optimistic forecasts by computer makers such as Acer, whose president, Jim Wong, said in May that by the end of the year 30% to 35% of his company's notebooks would sport touchscreens.
    "We forecast that 17% to 18% of all notebooks would have touch this year," Bob O'Donnell, an analyst with IDC, said in an interview Friday, referring to the research firm's own estimates earlier this year. "But that now looks to be too high, to be honest." He said IDC would probably drop its touch estimates to between 10% and 15% of all laptops.
    Microsoft's bet on touch PCs fails to pay off - Computerworld

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    So... paying more for a useless feature is not really attracting consumers? Who would have thought?
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Microsoft's bet on touch PCs fails to pay off
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