Microsoft which launched its new Windows 10 operating system on July 29th, 2015 has succeeded in installing its new OS on more than 110 million devices so far. Furthermore, the software giant is expecting to increase this usage base with discounted deals offered on Thanks Giving and Black Friday.
According to our sources, Amazon is offering Windows 10 OS loaded laptops from a starting price of $450. Laptops with high configuration like an i7 processor and 8GB RAM are available for just $700 which is almost 30% discount from original price.
Lenovo and Dell laptops are on great demand on this discount filled long weekend and Acer’s Predator is also seeing high on sales.
On digging deep, Microsoft is in a plan to make all the worldwide devices working on Windows OS platforms shift to its news Win10 OS by 2018. For this reason, it is also offering a free upgrade to all its Win 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users till next year. May be it was in a thought that the free upgrade will entice all Win 7 and 8 customers to get onto the Windows 10 bandwagon by this year end.
But due to many security and privacy concerns reported in media, Windows 7 and 8 users are not that easily convinced to move to the new OS platform as expected by Microsoft. They are making a move very cautiously and some are in a “wait and watch” mode in order to isolate themselves from any kind of migration troubles.
It has to be notified over here that Lenovo and Dell customer support executives when contacted for software or hardware support are first making an enquiry with the users on whether they just migrated to new Win 10 OS. If they did, then the support staffs are either asking the customer to downgrade to the previous OS or are showing their helplessness in offering support.
For this reason, most of the users who are willing to buy a PC or laptop through thanksgiving deals or black Friday deals are showing more interest in buying either a Windows 8/8.1 Pc or a PC loaded with much popular Windows 7 operating system.
And as you all know, when the demand increases for a particular products, the OEMs start tagging the price of those goods at mountain high. That is why, Laptops which are pre-loaded with Windows 7(only few are available) and Windows 8/8.1 are being offered at high prices.
For instance, if a user is shopping for a laptop with i5 processor and a 6GB RAM, the same device loaded with Windows 10 is being offered for $599. But if the same device and with the same configuration is being shopped with a preloaded Windows 8.1 OS, the minimum price is somewhere above $750.
Therefore, from Microsoft point of view, its dream to see an increased user base during this holiday season purchase may not turn true.
But still, the discount season has a long way to go and so let’s hope that the sales of Windows 10 devices will pick up in coming weeks.