PC manufacturers gear up for market revival with Windows® 7
Leading computer vendors like Hewlett-Packard (HP), HCL, Samsung, Dell and Acer are gearing up for huge revival of PC market after Microsoft commercially rolled out its latest operating system, Windows 7, on October 22.
Vendors have said that all forthcoming launches will either be integrated with Windows 7 or be Windows 7 compatible. According to Microsoft, more than 100 different Windows 7 computers will be launched in India over the next 30 days.
As per data from IDC, the Indian PC market expanded by 5.2% during April-June quarter, a slowdown of 15% compared to last year. However, PC vendors claim that Windows 7 is expected to lend a bigger push to sales.
Samsung is working on a two-pronged plan - while for netbooks it will continue with both Windows XP and Windows 7, in case of notebooks, it will completely migrate to Windows 7. Dell has also lined up 80 models that will be powered with Microsoft’s latest operating system. However, HP has decided to continue with all the versions of Windows to offer choice to customers.
Meanwhile, HCL timed the declaration of its new ‘ME series’ of laptops with that of Windows 7. HCL Infosystems executive vice-president (marketing) George Paul believes that since Windows 7 will be able to support programs originally designed for the Windows XP platform, it will trigger faster enterprise adoption.
Microsoft has said that more than 1,000 enterprises in India are currently deploying Windows 7, including Infosys, Maruti, Wipro, Big Cinemas, Biocon, MindTree, NIIT, L&T ECC and GMR Infrastructure, among others. A few others like Dell have also declared consulting, management and support services aimed at helping organizations migrate to the Windows 7 operating system.
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