Dec 072012
 

According to media reports, market analysts on Wednesday said that the market currently has a very strong demand for the Windows 8 touch screen PC.

Bob O’Donnell, vice president of market research firm IDC projects said, ” the touch screen PC sales have actually exceeded market expectations.” This means that the supply of these products have been shortage. O’Donnell said that some vendors in fact have already been facing the problem of shortages, because the touch screen panel supply is extremely limited. Sellers said that they currently can not get enough touch-screen devices to meet consumer needs.

Another market research firm Rhoda Alexander also said, “We have been explored with a number of PC manufacturers, they had some trouble in obtaining the touch screen panel. Some dealers said, Windows 8 the touch screen PC has a shortage situation. ”

Microsoft Windows CMO and CFO Tami Reller said last week that the store shelves were currectly not with “adequate” touch screen devices.

The touch screen PC includes the standard laptop with a touch screen, hybrid notebook- tablet PC, and tablet PC. Under normal circumstances, the touch screen PC’s price is more expensive than the standard non-touch screen laptop.

Currently, Microsoft’s official online store is selling series of tablet PCs and hybrid laptops, including the $499 Acer Iconia W510, the $779 ASUS VivoTab, as well as the $849 HP Envy x2. Touchscreen laptops include the $699 Asus VivoBook, the $1,299 Acer Aspire S7, the $899 Sony Vaio T13, and the $1,349 HP Spectre XT TouchSmart.

IDC’s O’Donnell added, however, the non-touch screen Windows 8 PC’s current sales are not very good. The analyst said: ” the non-touch screen PC sales are lower than the market expection, if the sales of high-end equipment is better than expected, it will be a good thing, but not enough to make up for the sales of low-end products.”

Sep 212012
 

According to media reported, Acer and Asus Windows 8 Tablet PCs price are more than $800, about the same price with the high-end version new iPad. Market watchers worry that such a high price will be driving down consumer demand, and affect the performance of the vendors.

Although the majority of PC manufacturers including Acer, Toshiba, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung and Sony publicly announced or showed their own Win8 tablet computers, but the price and configuration has not yet been announced. However, some sites have recently obtained leaked information about Acer and Asus Tablet PCs, including price and configuration.

Asus will release three Win8 models, among which the 11.6 inches Vivo Tab is priced at $799.

Acer will release two sizes Win8 Tablet PCs, among which the 10.1 inches 64GB and supporting WiFi version Iconia Tab W510 is priced at $ 827, and it will be priced up to $993 for the with keyboard version; the 11.6 inches 128GB WiFi supporting version Iconia Tab W700 is price at $1490, and the coming with Bluetooth and keyboard version is priced at  $1,570.

Acer and ASUS have refused to comment on the leaked price and said only that the product launch will be held in the near future. Intel has issued invitations that the Win8 tablet computer conference will be held in the United States on September 27. Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung and ZTE will showcase its own tablet PCs and removable models to promote Win8.