Best Buy is boosting buyers’ interest by offering them with $100 discount on Windows 8 touchscreen PCs in a two-week promotional offer this Sunday, say reports from Wall Street Journal. On the retail’s official site the offer is still not apparent and the retailer didn’t reply back to a news agency’s request for giving on more details for the devices included in this discount offer. It looks that Windows 8 tablets like Surface Pro will not be in the offer list as the sources mark that only touchscreen desktops and laptops would go on sale at $100 off.
The offer will last through March 7, says the Verge. As in recent past tablets have drastically trimmed off the demand for PCs, giants like Microsoft and Intel have presented hi-tech hybrid devices that can work as tablets and laptops both. These products along with Microsoft’s new operating system that was powered for all types of devices were anticipated to save the makers from drowning totally.
Best Buy designed the $100 off as a move to push buyers who may have stopped just because of the high price tags of touchscreen PCs – usually $200 higher than similar computers without touchscreens. The firm cited to WSJ that its internal research & analysis concluded that consumers were “significantly happier” with touchscreen PCs powering Windows 8 than with those without touchscreens, but the high tags of the touchscreen PCs was blocking the buy for many. The retailer further revealed that it “is absorbing the cost of the discounts along with PC makers, Microsoft, and Intel.”