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Windows 8′s biggest problem: Touch PCs aren’t catching on

26
Nov
2013

Microsoft’s big hope with Windows 8 was that it would spawn a new wave of demand for touch-enabled PCs that would revitalize a declining industry. Needless to say that hasn’t happened so far and new data from NPD DisplaySearch estimates that touch-enabled notebooks will account for just 11% of all notebooks shipped in 2013, which is a pretty low number given that the entire premise of Microsoft’s new operating system is to bring tablet-style touch capabilities to personal computers. NPD DisplaySearch says that at some point touch-based PCs will catch on if for no other reason than anyone who wants to buy a new PC over the next few years will want to get one so they can take advantage of

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