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HP says PCs with Windows 8 to contribute 25-30% to sales

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 18:03

New Delhi: US-based HP on Wednesday said it expects PCs with Windows 8 operating system to contribute 25-30 percent to its computer sales next year.

"Windows 8 is a relatively new platform...If 25-30 percent of the sales came from Windows 8, we would be very happy," HP India President Printing and Personal Systems Rajiv Srivastava told reporters here.

He added that the company is witnessing strong migration to Microsoft's new operating system but more from individual customers than enterprises.

Windows 8, which is designed to work across PCs, tablets as well as smartphones was launched in October in the country.

The company on Wednesday launched two new ultrabooks and an all-in-one (AIOs) priced between Rs 59,990 to Rs 71,990.

"HP's portfolio of ultra thin notebooks, sleek AIOs and high performance PCs is designed to meet the needs of customers who have been eagerly waiting for the Windows 8 OS," he said.

He added that the products in the market, powered with the operating system would be available for as low as Rs 20,000 but the touch-enabled ones (an important feature of Windows 8) would be priced a little higher.

Srivastava said features around HD camera, long battery life, security capabilities would help HP compete in the Indian PC market.

According to Gartner, PC sales in India, including mobile PCs, fell by 5.9 percent to 2.9 million unites during the September 2012 quarter compared with the year ago number.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 18:03
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