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Windows 8 to increase PC production costs

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    Windows 8 to increase PC production costs


    Microsoft’s new Windows 8 OA 3.0 verification system will add complication and costs for ODMs (Original Device Manufacturers) who create and build PCs for the big name OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers). These costs will, undoubtedly, be passed on to us, the consumers.
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    I think not. The way we're going now it'll probably cause no price change. If it does go up, it'll be pennies on the dime.
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    I think that, in light of the continuing trend of falling hardware prices, some folks are just using this as an excuse to justify raising their prices in the marketplace. IF they ALL do that, this whining will work; if some of them do not, it's those suppliers that will make the big sales.
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    I think that, in light of the continuing trend of falling hardware prices, some folks are just using this as an excuse to justify raising their prices in the marketplace.
    It makes sense, but I hope it wont happen. Hardware price drop is a function of inovation... and that should not change.
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    If this article below has anything to do with it, computers in 2012 are going to cost more because of the flood in thailand and Asia.

    Thailand Flooding Could Affect PC Supplies, Prices
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    Quote Originally Posted by robinbredin View Post
    If this article below has anything to do with it, computers in 2012 are going to cost more because of the flood in thailand and Asia.

    Thailand Flooding Could Affect PC Supplies, Prices
    The least it will do is disrupt the supply lines and slow down the roll-outs.
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    How can one know when the WDP is so unfinished. I'm going to redcard that editor.
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