Non-touch Chromebook and Mac sales up in post-pc 2013.
Boy that must just fry the nerves of MS fanboys and the company p.r. talking heads that have to make up excuses for poor Windows 8 sales.
Let's follow the logic of Microsoft over the past year since they like all companies seem to hope that we have a 2 week memory.
Windows 8 is Windows without compromise. It's great on any type of device.
Windows 8 sales will pick up over the holidays.
Windows 8 sales were not great during the holidays because there weren't enough touch devices available.
Windows RT tablets are touch based and sales have been minimal.
Windows Pro tablets sold out because we weren't ready for high demand of touch based Windows devices even though we have claimed that is what people want. That's why the 1 per store sold out so quickly.
Windows 8 sales will pick up later in the year when there are more touch devices available. OEMs are to blame.
Windows 8 devices will be subsidized by us for touch-based devices since we now claim that touch provides the best experience even though we earlier claimed that Windows 8 is Windows without compromise on any device. So no compromise actually means compromise.
Windows 8 sales are low because there aren't enough touch devices and post-pc consumers love touch even though sales of non-touch Macs and Chromebooks are up and non-touch Windows 7 is outselling Windows 8 on Amazon.
We make a Windows 8 tablet and it is getting beaten by non-Windows non-touch devices. That's because we're not making touch enabled ....wait no... we need to um.....touch.....in a post-pc...OEMS are to blame...but we actually.. um...touch......fast and fluid.....surface.....hang on a sec.....touch.........um......
(P.R. guy takes gun and blows brains out)