According to Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who is actually on the way out of his role with Intel, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system suffers from an adoption curve and requires training.
During an earnings conference call, Otellini mentions that he recently made the switch to Windows 8, Microsoft latest operating system. “I’ve recently converted personally to Windows 8 with touch. It is a better Windows than Windows 7 in the desktop mode when you implement touch,” Otellini stated.
However, Otellini believes there is an adoption curve with Windows 8 and the operating system requires a bit of training. “There is an adoption curve. And once you get over that adoption curve I don’t think you go back. We didn’t quite have that same kind of adoption curve in Windows 7…[Windows 8] requires a little bit of training,” Otellini added.
As for touch, Otellini believes that pricing will drop soon, perhaps to the $200 price point. “I think people are attracted to touch [but] the touch price points today are still fairly high and they’re coming down very rapidly over the next couple of quarters,” Otellini added. Otellini believes that prices for Windows 8 touch screen devices will drop drastically, as low as $200! Intel is betting big on its upcoming Bay trail chip, which is set to arrive later this year.Intel, Windows 8