PC Component Suppliers Hopeful of Strong Demand in Second Half of 2014

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michael.steindel

In my experience it's not the start menu or the metro screen that has led to the majority of downgrades to windows 7. The major complaint I get is that the font is fuzzy or blurry. I am aware of the many fixes but none address the issue completely. When you combine 8.1 and office 2013 which most businesses do email and browser content are difficult to read. Microsoft is aware of this or at least should be and as yet has not come up with a fix. PC sales will increase when Threshold or Windows 9 becomes available if it is any good.

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BlazePC

Must be a unique combination things contributing to the fuzzy fonts.
I'm not seeing it on three different machines - two which are ultra books - and all using Office 2013.

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Nastyman

BlasePC,

Maybe you should look at some stats before you put your foot in your mouth again....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

Nasty

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BlazePC

You took surpassed to mean out-sells or whatever.
Your basement needs more oxygen.
Spell check is your friend too, use it!
Oh, and learn to read "in context".

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MrHasselblad

Yoda states, "police grammar your profession not".

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Enterprise will go with 7.

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Spiral01

If a new pc customer can still "downgrade" to windows 7, then perhaps the sales will pick up or we should be ready to read more articles about how great windows 8 is selling, even though it just due to the forced way microsoft is selling it.

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Renegade Knight

Since 8 is better than 7 and since you can use 8 in desktop mode and pretty much ignore Metro. There is no reason to downgrade on a new PC. Nor is 8 better enough to upgrade an older PC. But to each their own.

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BlazePC

Windows 8.1 Update 1 has surpassed Win 7.
Fanbois don't want to hear it but it's true.
Get a free Start Menu app and use it like 7.
The number of improvements in the Win 8 platform makes it a compelling choice now.

Here's only a few:

Storage spaces
Better organization of functions and menus
Quicker booting
Improved recovery mechanisms
Fast

People don't like change but once you remove the Modern screen from the discussion, Win 8 is truly impressive.

Just completed a new Haswell build on an Asus Z97 and I'm thoroughly impressed with how quickly I was able to get things settled in and I didn't lose access to a single application previously used on my Win 7 rig. So what did I sacrifice? Nothing

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

Here's a reality check for all the crack babies struggling to overcome the handicaps life has saddled them with:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems

That's 12.6% of market share, chief.

Windows 8 has less than half the market share of XP, which has but half the market share of 7.

Give it a moment. Let the cold, hard reality sink in.

Hey, aren't you the kid in the latest Surface commercials—the ambiguous millennial with the thin, delicate wrists, rising out of bed with his Surface already in hand?

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Renegade Knight

Lots of haters jumped on the H8 bandwagon like McCarthy on Communism because it's the PC thing to do. It doesn't change that it's a good OS and better than 7 on a new machine. Nor does it change that XP still works fine for most folks and so most of them have no reason to upgrade.

Cold hard reality doesn't care what anybody thinks. It just is.

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BlazePC

Same for you autisticus;

You took surpassed to mean out-sells or whatever.
Your basement needs more oxygen.
Oh, and learn to read "in context".

Win 8.1 Update 1 beats Win 7 on most fronts.
And under the hood it performs equal to or better than 7.
This is my experience.
Y-particular-MMV but I blame all negative comments on the basement.

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MrHasselblad

Blaze, are you a high school graduate?

Btw, what you smoking in that pipe?