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    the lenovo link is referring to sale to businesses ,i guess that's why they never pushed them the stores for Christmas ,that's not where businesses buy there computers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickkins View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There's still "popular" demand for HP? Poor cooling designs, MacBook clones, printers that collapse and die from just being looked at, and the overall lack of genuine innovation? Ok...
    Why do you feel the need to launch an attack on anything that disagrees with your win8 views...???

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Instead, they should take a page out of Lenovo's book. You don't see them pulling this sort of thing.
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    Because it's HP and I've had enough experience with them to know that they're not decently built machines and are more frustration and headache than what they're worth.

    The ThinkCentre by Lenovo is primarily designed for the enterprise, it even says so on that page. Other OEMs already sell business oriented machines with Windows 7 because obviously Windows 7 is being used and will be used for many years in that space, this isn't anything new or extraordinary. A business oriented lineup of PCs are different from consumer oriented PCs.

    Dell, HP, Lenovo and probably other OEMs all offer Windows 7, but those again, are enterprise geared PCs.

    By the way, if you go to Lenovo's main page, they're flaunting off the Carbon ultrabook, the Yoga 2, and the android Yoga tablet. There is no parading Windows 7 because of "popular demand." They're the only OEM that has seen increase in sales DUE TO IN PART by Windows 8, not just 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    ~snip and I've had enough experience with them to know ~snip

    And there it is. You've had enough experience to know. Perfect.

    Will you now accept that others too have had enough experience "to know", and do not need to have your demeaning comments directed towards them simply because they reject your beloved metro based on their own "enough experience"...???
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    Am using (and have helped installing) many hp's, they have been\are excellent (seemingly these guys thinks that as well > http://blog.kirkpetersen.net/wp-cont...ation-Room.jpg )

    Even though w8 can be tweaked and twisted to satisfy most w7 users, and it's stable and fast, let customers have a choice and give them what they want\need from the start. Good move to offer w7.
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  6. #16


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    Another good read by Gizmodo
    Really HP? Come on.

    But more than anything it's just a lame move, and one that's disappointing to see from a company that has every reason roll up its sleeves and dive head-first into whatever the future might hold. HP has yet to produce a great phone or tablet, took webOS and drove it straight into the ground, and has a software strategy that seems to involve trying to make bloatware cool through sheer force of will. Likewise, running screaming back to Windows 7 to hold on for dear life is something that's doomed to fail sooner or later. We reached out to HP to see if maybe there's a more optimistic take, but so far no response.
    Dear HP: Running From the Future Doesn't Help Anyone
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    Since when was giving people what they want a bad thing? I have no interest in going back to Windows 7 but I don't see the point in belittling the people that do? If HP or whoever didn't think they could sell them they wouldn't be offering them would they? It wasn't that long ago that some of you Windows 8 users thought that Windows 7 was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and now its garbage?
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    The Dear HP article is very funny. I like a bit of satire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Since when was giving people what they want a bad thing? I have no interest in going back to Windows 7 but I don't see the point in belittling the people that do? If HP or whoever didn't think they could sell them they wouldn't be offering them would they? It wasn't that long ago that some of you Windows 8 users thought that Windows 7 was the greatest thing since sliced bread, and now its garbage?

    Nothing wrong with that. That's what we got with 8.1. Apparently, some couldn't see this was 7 with touch features built in.

    The problem is instead of just offering an option to go backwards from the get go, they're presenting an option that should've been present already. Instead of driving innovation, they've made it clear that they want to stifle it by announcing this embarrassing decision to help them back to relevancy. Windows 7 should've been a choice to begin with. They messed this up themselves. This doesn't help the evolution of the OS. This helps them try to make a buck off of those stuck in the late 2000's. Which they'll still fail at. They should be focusing on trying to make some appealing hardware. Not take us back 5 yrs. down memory lane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    There's still "popular" demand for HP? Poor cooling designs, MacBook clones, printers that collapse and die from just being looked at, and the overall lack of genuine innovation? Ok...

    Instead, they should take a page out of Lenovo's book. You don't see them pulling this sort of thing.

    Anyways, I was reading around and the reason why HP's doing this is to basically give Microsoft the middle finger because Microsoft isn't being too keen on them as of late with their chromebook launch.

    Out of the few dozen installs I've done with Windows 8/8.1 and being able to convince people, WITH LOGIC, why and how Windows 8.1 is better than 7 (of course customizing parts of the UI so it isn't too scary); I don't get it.
    I agree hp sucks in my opinion, every hp computer/ laptop i have worked on in the past 10 yrs had a problem, mostly hardware, hd failure, cd burners break, mother board failure, and add for laptops keys pop out of keyboards, touch mouse gets stuck, monitor dies, I will not sell or advise a hp printer, either the printer jams up after a month or the softwares screws up the 0S.

    I can see why they would want to go back to windows 7, they cannot get anything to work right with windows 8.

    10 yrs ago hp was pretty good in printers only, only they decided to go pc more and messed up printers and the pc
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