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Users tell Microsoft: We hate Windows 8 touchscreen PCs

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post

    One fact which ahs not even been mentioned, is the quite significant extra cost, so far, of a touchscreen device.
    It is in the very first post, for a start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    One fact which ahs not even been mentioned, is the quite significant extra cost, so far, of a touchscreen device.
    From the article linked in post #1:

    O'Donnell notes that touchscreen laptops are typically far more expensive than non-touch ones, with prices at $700 to $800, up to double the price of non touchscreen laptops. The problem goes beyond price.
    Oops, SIW2 beat me to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    This one, of many, for example, is worth a read:
    Windows 8
    How does Gartner explain the decline in sales of non-touch desktops and laptops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    One fact which ahs not even been mentioned, is the quite significant extra cost, so far, of a touchscreen device.
    From the article linked in post #1:
    O'Donnell notes that touchscreen laptops are typically far more expensive than non-touch ones, with prices at $700 to $800, up to double the price of non touchscreen laptops. The problem goes beyond price.

    Oops, SIW2 beat me to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    This one, of many, for example, is worth a read:
    Windows 8
    How does Gartner explain the decline in sales of non-touch desktops and laptops?
    Hi there
    GARTNER couldn't organise a piss up in a Brewery or a Prayer meeting in the Vatican -- they are the MOST useless unreliable source of information on the entire planet.

    Cheers
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    While IDC says that win 8 is one of the main reasons why people stay away from new PCs, Gartner analysts point to the price of new computers running Microsoft’s “reinvented” operating system.
    Both points are probably valid. Here's a clue for MS:

    Start with the customer experience and work backwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    GARTNER couldn't organise a piss up in a Brewery or a Prayer meeting in the Vatican -- they are the MOST useless unreliable source of information on the entire planet.
    That article confirms their inability.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Both points are probably valid. Here's a clue for MS:

    Start with the customer experience and work backwards
    You've got it all wrong.

    First the executive bonuses, then the product ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    GARTNER couldn't organise a piss up in a Brewery or a Prayer meeting in the Vatican -- they are the MOST useless unreliable source of information on the entire planet.
    That article confirms their inability.

    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Both points are probably valid. Here's a clue for MS:

    Start with the customer experience and work backwards
    You've got it all wrong.

    First the executive bonuses, then the product ...
    Hi there
    You forgot abot THE SHAREHOLDERS -- they come after the executive bonuses and BEFORE the product !!!.

    Cheers

    jimbo
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    While we are on the subject, I suppose we will never know what Jeff Ubben is doing. He keeps it quiet. Some comfort for the other shareholders, knowing he is there.
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  8. #38


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    Stop repeating the same argument over and over again. Just because touch may not work in one circumstance doesn't mean it should be scrapped for all the circumstances where it does work. You're being ridiculous. Mice don't work for a TV across the room, so does that mean Mice should be abandoned?
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  9. #39


    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Stop repeating the same argument over and over again. Just because touch may not work in one circumstance doesn't mean it should be scrapped for all the circumstances where it does work. You're being ridiculous. Mice don't work for a TV across the room, so does that mean Mice should be abandoned?
    Mice on a TV across the room works a lot better than touch I do not have 12 foot arms.
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  10. #40


    I'm OCD about fingerprints on my lappy and desktop screens. No touch for me.
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