Thursday, February 08, 2007

Windows Vista Launch Lifts PC Sales - WSJ.com

Funny that one of the annoying and ubiquitous "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" ads was running in Flash while I was reading this WSJ article...

U.S. personal computer buyers took to the stores to buy new systems in the first week that Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Vista operating system was available, according to data from research firm Current Analysis, Inc.

The firm said that unit sales of PCs at U.S. retailers for the week ending Feb. 3 jumped 67% versus a year ago and 173% from the prior week, when Vista was not available. The research data also showed that consumers preferred Vista Premium, the higher end version of the software, to Vista Basic, with Premium accounting for 70% of the computer sales in the first week of its launch, the firm said.

Source: Windows Vista Launch Lifts PC Sales - WSJ.com

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