Computer 2000 has launched a dedicated Windows 8 website designed to help resellers and retailers get up to speed on Microsoft’s new touch-enabled operating system and start driving opportunities with consumers, education and business. The company is expecting a surge in sales of Windows 8-based tablets and also says that sales of All-in-One PCs could be boosted by the new operating system as well.
The dedicated website, which you’ll find at www.get-windows8.co.uk/#&home, contains a wealth of information and updates on Windows 8. There are demonstration and sales videos showing the features and benefits of the new system and resellers can also enter a competition to win a brand new Windows 8 tablet by playing the exclusive Tiles game.
James Reed, Director PC Systems and Software at Computer 2000, said: “The response to the Windows 8 launches has been really positive. As you’d expect, the wave of new tablets and convertibles are getting a good deal of attention, but we are also seeing a lot of interest in the new all-in-one PCs that some vendors have released – from the education and public sector, but also for deployment in call centres finance, retail and other vertical sectors where quick, slick, point-and-go operation is exactly what’s needed.
“We’ve only just had the launch so these are early days and resellers and retailers will need to get up to speed on the features and benefits before they can start to drive new business activity. But we are expecting to see plenty of activity on both the consumer and commercial products as new tablets and AiOs come into stock over the coming weeks.”
Reed also expects many businesses and public sector organisations to start re-evaluating their current estates as a result of the Windows 8 launch. “The recent wave of developments has given IT departments and businesses many more options in terms of the type of device they can deploy now. Not just standard form factor desktops and laptops, but thin clients, virtual desktops, ultrabooks and a whole variety of tablet devices. Cloud-based apps and services are giving them more options with regard to software, and we’ve seen a progression of the operating environment at both the server and desktop levels. With all these options, IT managers and SMBs are going to start examining their options for the future. It’s a good time to be talking to customers about strategic planning.”