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How is Windows8 goin to affect the price of existing Laptops

So i am wondering....with the tentative launch of windows 8 this month , and the laptop manufacturers announcing new models with full Windows 8 support (By full support i mean added Touchscreen Features etc.) How are the prices of existing laptops with windows 7 going to get affected?


Is it possible that since upgrade from windows 7 to windows 8 is easily possible....the existing prices my prevail?

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It won't. Why?

Because the older models are already being sold out and any new models that show up will have Windows 7 with an offer for 8.

There are a few that think this will help them catch a fire sale. But they are unaware that the product chain is well managed.

Bob

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Think of past versions of Windows and ...

you have your answer.

The Windows OS will not have an effect on laptop (or desktop) prices but additional hardware features offered will possibly have some small effect, although since some already offer the features such as touch screen even hardware may not have much effect as long as you compare value priced to value priced and desktop replacement to desktop replacement models.

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