Computer makers are still struggling even with Windows 7 as profits remain down. Some companies were hoping for increased profits once Microsoft introduced their newest operating system Called Windows 7. Unfortunately with the drop in computer pricing, the computer companies did not see any increase in profits.
What is surprising is that consumers did their part and bought 90 million new computers during the holiday season, in the last quarter of 2009. But with computer pricing dropping by 23% to an average of $581 per computer, profit margins remain about the same.
Everyone was hoping that Windows 7 would spur increased sales, which it did, but what didn’t increase were profits.
Maybe the CEO of Acer was right and American computer companies may fade into the sunset.