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HP brings back Windows 7 PCs “by popular demand”

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Windows 7 "Back by popular demand"

HP has brought back a range of Windows 7 PCs, which it claims is due to “popular demand”.

The new Windows 7 promotion, named “Windows 7 is back”, is offering consumers select Windows 7 devices for up to $150 (£92) savings over Windows 8 options.

It started promoting its Windows 7 range by email to customers, but has since updated its US store to tout its new stock.

However, it doesn’t seem that HP UK is offering the Windows 7 deals as yet, but we’re not sure whether the Windows 7 OS option will be ever offered in this country.

On the US site though, HP are definitely wanting people to opt for Windows 7 over the touchscreen-centric Windows 8 OS, with only Windows 7 desktops listed until you start customising.

The laptop section does offer Windows 8 machines, but the Windows 7 alternatives are very prominently featured.

Windows 8 has always struggled to get consumer traction since it launched. Windows 8.1 was released to tweak parts of its new OS, but it seems consumers are waiting for Windows 9 to bring the more important UI changes.

Although HP is the first to offer a Windows 7 discount over Windows 8, it may not be the last.

When Windows Vista was launched years and years ago, many retailers opted to promote the more popular Windows XP over Windows Vista.

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