Just like many other hardware manufacturers, Intel hopes that Windows 8 has the power to revive the collapsing PC market when it goes on sale on October 26.
This isn’t the first time, however, when Windows 8 is seen as one of the leading heroes for a rather slow new computer demand, as several other hardware companies expect a significant surge this month as consumers get ready for the new operating system.
Intel for example registered a $2.97 billion profit for the third quarter of the year, as compared to $3.47 billion in the same quarter last year, CDRinfo writes
That’s why Windows 8 is considered a breath of fresh air for the entire computer industry, although some analysts have warned that Microsoft’s operating system could fail to impress.
The Redmond-based technology company however expects Windows 8 to sell millions of copies in the first months of availability before eventually reaching record numbers in 2013.
No less than 400 million Windows 8 devices
are expected to be sold in the next 9 months, a company executive said, with the new operating system “very likely” to provide access to a total of 100,000 apps.
“When Windows 8 goes live on October 26, the [size of the market] is [over] 1 billion consumers. Our goal … is conservatively over 400 million units in the marketplace by July 1,” Microsoft vice president Keith Lorizio said in an interview with Beet.TV.
will be officially released next week and will go on sale on October 26. A preorder program is already available and you can find more about it by clicking here