HP offers Windows 7 on some new PCs by popular demand
Posted on: 01/20/2014 06:00 PM

Old software (and a $150 discount) is a new feature for 3 desktops, 2 laptops.

HP offers Windows 7 on some new PCs by popular demand


From ArsTechnica:
What do you do if your PC sales are slumping and the newest versions of Windows aren't boosting demand? If you're HP, you put Windows 7 on a few of your new PCs and offer $150 discounts on them to attract new buyers, giving your customers a place to go if they're afraid of the changes ushered in by Windows 8 but not tech-savvy enough to downgrade their own PCs.

Windows 7 is still commonly sold on business-class and workstation desktops and laptops, a concession to IT shops that aren't ready (or don't intend) to make the jump to Windows 8.1. However, it's rarer for Windows 7 to be offered on consumer PCs, many of which now offer touchscreens, convertible designs, and other Windows 8-friendly features in an effort to attract customers that might also be considering tablets. Throughout the life of the oft-maligned Windows Vista, business and consumer PCs often used the older Windows XP as a selling point to attract buyers wary of Vista's hardware incompatibilities, higher system requirements, and early stability problems.



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