This from Topeka Capital analyst Brian White who’s in Taipei speaking with major computer vendors in the lead up to the Windows 8 launch:
Windows 8 should enter production in July and notebooks with the new operating system could be on the shelves by as early as September (even if not officially yet announced by Microsoft).
During our conversation, we noticed a general lack of enthusiasm around Windows 8 for the notebook computer market and uncertainty around the success of the launch this fall.
The negativity around this release of Windows is deafening.
There is tons of bad press both from analysts and bloggers and it all seems to stem from Metro and usability.
More to come…