Under-delivering OEM support might be cutting the ‘wow’ factor a bit.
Windows 8 is the riskiest thing Microsoft has done in years. A total revamp of its tried-and-tested Windows formula, Windows 8 delivers an innovate format of using a PC, an experience very close to a tablet, with its speed, too. But alas, that hasn’t proven to be too interesting for consumers.
According to WinSuperSite, Windows 8 sales are going slow, and have so far failed to meet Microsoft’s internal projections. The site’s source is putting the blame on OEMs, whose “inability to deliver” interesting and powerful hardware might be cutting on the ‘wow’ factor a bit.
NewEgg VP of product management, Merle McIntosh is hopeful though, saying that he expects sales to go up from Q2 2013.
“So we planned with our partners to be prepared for an explosion,” McIntosh said. “Did we really believe there was going to be one? Even within our own building, there were some people that thought that this was going to be the next coming of God, and other people were saying, this will be the next coming of God, but not until next year sometime. What we wanted to make sure with our own customers and our own business is that we were ready for any event. So yes, we were prepared for some pretty big upside on the software side of the equation, and the hardware side of the equation, and it is has been steadily improving. But it did not explode, as I think you know, coming out of the gate.”
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