Thanks to Windows Vista, computer sales doubled

    For the week from January 29 to February 3, 2007, personal computer sales in the United States grew by 180.6% compared with sales the week before, Microsoft Watch writes citing NPD research. Compared with the same period last year, computer sales grew by 67%. Such a jump in popularity, according to analysts, provided the new Windows Vista, pre-installed on computers.

    The situation with laptops is even better: during the week their sales grew by 187.8%, compared with the same period last year - by 119.4%.

    However, most buyers chose to buy PCs and laptops with the pre-installed Premuim version of Windows Vista (64.3% and 70.5% for PCs and laptops, respectively). The second most popular version was Basic.

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