Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Vista triggers PC sales surge

updated 03:10 pm EST, Fri February 9, 2007

Vista PC Sales Surge

The launch of Windows Vista in late January triggered a major jump in sales, a new report by Current Analysis said on Friday. Though the sales were predictably higher than previous weeks as some buyers deliberately held off on buying new systems until the OS was available, Vista created a spike in sales of 67 percent over the same period last year. Moreover, a full 70 percent of all systems sold included the more expensive Vista Home Premium, indicating an early success for Microsoft's attempts to raise overall prices for Windows with the new version.

HP was the system builder that gained the most from Vista, Current Analysis said: the producer of the Vista-oriented TouchSmart and tx1000 PCs took an overwhelming 54 percent of all Windows PC sales in the launch week, completely eclipsing its longtime opponent Dell.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. jerryfrit

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Feb 2004

    0

    It's sorta backwards here

    The computer is supposed to be the reason for the OS, not the other way around.

    Those who've been critical of Apple "forcing" users to upgrade their hardware should admit that that is nothing compared to the onerous hardware requirements of Vista.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Prong PWR Case

Ultimately there's one thing we all want from smartphone accessories; we want options. When it comes to keeping our iPhone charged, we ...

iHome iBT74 Color Changing Bluetooth Speaker

There's no reason why your tech can't look good while doing what it was designed to do. That's the reason that sports cars look good a ...

Logitech Gaming Daedalus Prime Mouse

Logitech Gaming continues to expand upon its peripherals line, with each one looking to fit neatly into a breadth of gaming needs. Bui ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented