Need a new PC but don’t want Windows 8? Backup to Windows 7 instead. Zach Epstein on HP’s move backwards to Windows 7:
A big fuss was made over HP’s recent declaration that Windows 7 computers were “back by popular demand.” Why? Because Windows 8′s reception has been beyond disappointing to PC makers and industry watchers alike.
So, are there any Windows 7 PCs still on the market? ZDNet’s Ed Bott dug around HP’s site:
Bott found a total of 65 Windows 7 laptops and 31 Windows 7 desktops available for purchase. Interestingly, this compares with just 17 Windows 8 laptops and only 4 Windows 8 desktops. As he claimed, it looks like HP’s “back by popular demand” Windows 7 machines never left to begin with.
‘Back by popular demand‘ really means ‘we still have plenty of Windows 7 PCs to sell… please buy one from us.’ HP can’t sell the old ones and can’t sell the new ones.