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iYogi Insights Research – Windows 8 Launch Will Accelerate Shipments of Tablets

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
New research published by iYogi
Insights reviews Microsoft’s strategy for launching Windows 8 with a
single user interface across PC, tablets and phones. The new research is
based on a survey conducted by iYogi, a leading remote
tech support company, across 1400 customers to understand how PC
users will adopt Windows 8 across multiple devices. iYogi Insights
research titled, Windows 8 Will Accelerate Shipment of Tablets is
accompanied by a review of the recently released Windows 8 Developer
Preview on the desktop.

iYogi Insights reveals that 69% of PC users endorse Microsoft Windows 8
strategy for a single interface across multiple devices. Penetration of
tablet devices amongst respondents has already reached 15%. The survey
also affirms that 85% of existing tablet users would like their PCs and
tablet interfaces to have the same look and feel. Based on the results
of the survey, iYogi Insights predicts that Windows 8 will drive new
adoption and shipment of tablets from Microsoft’s existing PC user base.

This study reveals that there is a high level of awareness about Windows
8, 95% respondents to the iYogi Insights survey saying that they knew of
the forthcoming launch. A total of 19% of the respondents who do not own
tablets and 57% of tablet users like the Windows 8 touch-screen
interface and would upgrade given the opportunity. As consumers upgrade
to Windows 8, iYogi Insights predicts that ‘touch screen’ interface will
become pervasive.

“The significance of the much awaited Windows 8 launch is amplified by
the rapid adoption of tablet devices, currently dominated by Apple’s
iOS and the Android platforms. Windows 8 provides a real alternative to
Apple’s iPad, for PC users looking for a seamless user interface, and
ease of integration,” says Vishal Dhar, President Marketing and
co-founder of iYogi. “Our large subscriber base helps understand and
predict major trends impacting technology usage. The industry is already
galvanized to support the launch of Microsoft’s new operating system
with announcements of new devices. Our study shows that this will be met
with a incredibly positive response from PC users.”

Key highlights:

1. 69% of PC users endorse Microsoft’s strategy for seamless interface
across multiple devices.

2. 85% of existing tablet users would like their PCs and tablet
interface to have the same look and feel.

3. 19% of the respondent who do not own tablets stated that they would
upgrade to Windows 8.

4. 57% of tablet users like the idea of the Windows 8 touch-screen
interface and would love to upgrade given the opportunity.

5. 95% respondents to the iYogi Insights survey saying that they are
aware of the forthcoming launch.

To read the detailed report go to

http://insights.iyogi.com

SOURCE: iYogi



        
        iYogi 
        Matt Farrell (USA) 
        +1-917-971-1424 
        v.mattfarrell@iyogi.com 
        or 
        Indira Das (INDIA) 
        +91-958-280-6534 
        Indira.das@iyogi.com
        


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