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PC sales slump and Windows 10 release suggest big PC deals are coming

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Retailers are reportedly struggling to shift a large number of PCs, which could mean imminent price cuts for consumers.

According to The Channel, distributors are sitting on around 60 days of stock, which is double the typical amount.

It’s bad news for them, but potentially great news for us, as they’ll need to get rid of the stockpile one way or another, especially with the launch of Windows 10 on the horizon.

PC manufacturers are expected to mark the arrival of Microsoft’s new operating system by releasing brand new models, which will only add to retailers’ woes.

We’ll keep you updated with juicy deals as and when we hear about them.

The issue is believed to stem from 2014, when Microsoft decided to end support for Windows XP.

Consumer demand for new PCs didn't quite skyrocket in the manner that retailers had anticipated, resulting in suppliers overestimating demand for this year.

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Intel even cut its revenue estimates for the first quarter of 2015 by almost $1 billion (£630 million), largely blaming this reduction on a lower-than-expected number of consumers choosing to swap out old PCs stuck on XP.

Windows 10 is set to land on 29 July, arriving as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users.

Everlast

June 19, 2015, 5:57 pm

A good moment to open short positions on Microsoft and several PC manufacturers, but even more high street retailers.

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