Paul Thurrott: OEMs disappointed Microsoft with poor delivery of Windows 8 PCs


Paul Thurrott, who has previously posted that  Windows 8 Sales were Well Below Microsoft’s Projections, and that Microsoft blamed the OEMs, have today expanded on this.

He noted “the one thing that is consistent is that the company does in fact blames PC makers internally.

He continues, saying “while PC makers had announced a wide range of launch PCs and devices, many weren’t even delivered to retail in time for the Windows 8 launch” and that  “PC makers did not manufacture PCs and devices in the quantities needed to support the Windows 8 launch.”

We find the explanation pretty believable, having ourselves found the most attractive Windows 8 hybrid models not available in stores. Thurrott notes that this may be recoverable, with OEMs still expected to deliver new Windows 8 PCs in volume before year’s end.

Read more at WinSuperSite here.

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