Microsoft markets 'collection' of PCs to consider
Microsoft UK has unveiled its first 'collection' of PCs, chosen by the company to suit lifestyles and budgets.
The spring collection features 30 models from nine manufacturers and will be available from all major retailers. The PC makers are Sony, Dell, Packard Bell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, Acer, Alienware and Scan.
The Collection is split into five categories: Everyday; Mobile Companion; Professional; Entertainment and Gaming. TV presenters Pollyanna Woodward and Ortis Deley have been signed up to promote the project .
Microsoft's research shows 72 per cent of PC owners found it hard to choose PCs as there is too much choice, while 27 per cent of us spend just as long searching for one as we would do a new home.
Models featured in The Collection will be sold at PC retailers from PC World and Currys to John Lewis and Comet. Have a look at what is offered in the spring set on the Microsoft webpage. ®
...That's a lawsuit waiting to happen!
Money, money, money
Simple. It's more difficult to apply hardware upgrades to a laptop. So in a few years time when they're encouraging everyone to rush out and buy Windows 8, the users will install it on their laptops, notice that it suddenly runs a lot slower, then they'll have to go out and buy the latest laptop with Win 8 preinstalled. Therefore Microsoft get a bonus - two licenses, one install. And of course the new laptop will only have the Starter Edition of Office 2012 on it, so you'll have to pay them even more money to upgrade it to the full version - and as the full version will be delivered 'over the air', you'll never have a physical media so when you next upgrade your laptop, you won't be able to install your existing version of Office.
It all makes shrewd business sense... if you can develop a business model that results in customers doubling / trebling / quadrupling your 'per user' revenues, so much the better...
I'm not generally inclined towards harsh language....
But that's THE largest heap of bovine excrement I've had the misfortune to smell in a LONG time.
Oh, here's one with Android
I'm joking, I haven't looked
collections god almighty
why so many versions of type of pcs theres only a few really gaming, light users, er thats about it lol why have so many versions its like flaming windows to many editions god its confusing just stop it microsoft your confusing your customers. whats left of them lol