Recap on Microsoft 8

By: Mike I. 7/22/2014: 7:57 EST

I heard that Microsoft has decided to compete with Chrome books at the lowest end of the PC market.  One running laptop, Windows 8, is only $200.

With Chrome books quickly taking up market share, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are failing to gain a good ground in business. Microsoft might have decided that it is time to go through desperate measures.

At the WPC, a COO detailed how Microsoft and it’s OEMs could compete against the growing threat of Google’s Chrome books.

Market research company NPD recently announced that Chrome books are up to 35% of commercial laptop shipments in the USA so far in 2014. It is now between 5 and 6% of total laptop sales.

Well, with a good $200, you can get this touchscreen laptop. This laptop is very easy to use, when you get the hang of it. This might be a problem for some of you.

The only way that Microsoft can really compete with Chrome books is to slash prices. The problem is, Windows 8 just wasn’t designed to run on a $200 laptop with a weak CPU and failing RAM.

Right now the percentage of consumer laptop sales is around 6% of all consumer laptop sales. Microsoft might be a bit concerned from the aggressive pricing.

 

 

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