Dell’s CEO Michael Dell stated recently that touchscreen laptops and tablets powered by the upcoming Windows 8 operating system will cost more money than non-touchscreen tablets and laptops powered by Windows 8.
“Unlike other Windows transitions, this is a transition where you are going to need a new PC,” Dell stated. According to Dell, touch capabilities are going to drive more people to purchase a Windows 8 tablet or PC and since these types of devices occupy a higher price band, Dell expects a higher profit margin. But Dell does not expect the upgrade to Windows 8 to be as great as it was with Windows 7, especially when it comes to the enterprise sector. “Corporations are still adopting Windows 7, so we don’t think there will be a massive adoption of Windows 8 early on,” Dell stated.