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Windows 7: Laptop prices rising


20 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 
Laptop prices rising

Has anyone noticed that laptop manufacturers like Acer, Dell, etc. are mostly selling stock now off the shelves with only Vista home basic on?

The units with Home Premium on have actually gone up in price. There are also fewer models that come with Premium on.

Clearly trying to keep the upgrade costs down for when Windows 7 hits the shelves.

I noticed this tonight really while looking for a new laptop for my daughter. I looked at an Acer machine from PC World that was the same as mine that I had purchased in march of this year. It was purchased as a recon from them as the model is not a current store purchase.
I liked it because of the blue-Ray and 17" along with a few other good points. This machine was originally 699 but I got it for 299. They are doing the offer again now on their website but the price is now 389.99.

There are a few other models that seem to have crept up about 90 too.

Now this is not good and deffinately not advertised. is this fair on shoppers?

I don't think so!


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20 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7600 64bit/Ubuntu/Leopard
 
 

i think it is going up because less ram is needed for speed with windows 7 coming up, and since vista was a ram hogger it was cheaper, like a 4 gb computer acted like a 3gb computer depending on the computer outer and now a 4gb computer will act like a 4gb computer...
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20 Jul 2009   #3

 
 

I'm getting sick of seeing a laptop that can clearly handle Vista Ultimate x64 getting Vista Basic x86 pre-installed

To this day I still can't understand the reasoning behind it

Also, notice that the only way you can get Ultimate pre-installed on any system is to order a custom (sort of) build ???
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20 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7Dreams View Post
i think it is going up because less ram is needed for speed with windows 7 coming up, and since vista was a ram hogger it was cheaper, like a 4 gb computer acted like a 3gb computer depending on the computer outer and now a 4gb computer will act like a 4gb computer...

But i was reffering to a machine of a fixed spec. increasing in price from one month to the next. Hell we all no how ram prices can effect hardware prices but I am not aware of any big event that would of put the price of ram up so therefore conclude the prices have gone up to allow for companies having to give away a so-called free upgrade to Windows 7.
Also by putting home basic on machines they don't have to offer any upgrade.

Just an observation.
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