Recently at the Microsoft store, prices are being cut on their touch ultrabooks, making the higher-end models a little more affordable.
Laptops featuring touch-screens are generally more expensive to produce than laptops without the touch screen feature. This would explain why the consumer see higher retail prices on these models.
The well-rated Acer Aspire S7 has been given one of the biggest discounts, dropping from $1,648 to as low as $1,299. The S7 a 256GB solid-state drive, a 13.3 inch 1,920×1,080 resolution display, and a 13.9GHz Intel Core i7-3517U processor.
The Microsoft store is also offering Sony’s Vaio T Series 13 for $999, down from its original price tag of $1,299. This 13.3 inch model features a 256GB solid-state drive, 8GB of memory, and a 2 GHz Core i7-3537U processor.
There is a lower end Vaio T Series (SVT13136CYS) model that is now down to $799, from is previous price of $899.
Hewlett Packard’s Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook (15-b154nr) has been dropped from $699 to $599.
Hewlett Packard’s Spectre XT TouchSmart (15-4011nr) has also seen a a price cut to $1,249 from $1,399. This laptop features a 1,920×1,080 resolution 15.6 inch display, 8GB of memory, and a 1.9GHz Core i7-3517U chip.
The Microsoft store has also been reducing prices on Tablets.
Personally, I feel that this is Microsoft’s way of encourage the public to move forward into the newer technology and user interface of Windows 8. A good portion on the general public are hesitant to upgrade to Windows 8 due to the changes made to how the operating system looks and feels. So here are my questions for you. Have you used Windows 8? Which operating system do you use? and should Microsoft have made the major interface changes that they made to Windows?
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