HP Clarifies Its Stand On Promoting Windows 7 PCs, Wants To Provide Choice For Consumers And Not Dropping Windows 8

HP Windows 7 PC

Earlier this week,  we reported that HP has recently started promoting on its homepage on sale of Windows 7 PCs.With a huge marketing message “Back on popular demand”, HP was trying to sell a 5 year old OS to its customers. It raised lots of discussions and criticisms on HP and Windows 8. Today, HP clarified its stand on this issue through its official blog. The reason they are still selling Windows 7 PCs are because they want to give choice to consumers. Also, they confirmed that they are not dropping Windows 8 and pointed out that all Windows 7 PCs that are on sale are also available with Windows 8.

Whether you’ve been reading the tech news blogs – or just saw an ad on our HP Shopping page, you’ve probably been asking yourself, “Why is HP selling Windows 7 PCs in a Windows 8 world?” The answer is dead simple: Choice. We like giving our customers the option to get the computer that’s right for them.

For some folks, that’s Android. We’ve got everything from 2-in-1 detachables like the SlateBook x2 to the giant-sized Slate21 All-in-One.

For those that want to get the most out of a Touchscreen and Windows 8.1, we’ve got you more than covered with a complete line of computers running the whole gamut from desktops and All-in-Ones to laptops, tablets and everything in-between.

And, yes, some people still want to run Windows 7 on their computers.

We want people to be happy with our computers – whichever option they choose – BUT WE ARE NOT DROPPING WINDOWS 8.

Let me put this in perspective for you.  All the fiveWindows 7 products we launched are available with Windows 8 as well.  And in addition, we have severaldozen more laptops and desktops that we only offer with Windows 8.

Source: HP


Source: HP

  • jimski27

    Of course they are not dropping Win 8. That would be suicide. But by promoting and offering Win 7 on the front page of their site, they are implying there is something wrong with the newer OS. OEMs are supposed to steer us towards the next big thing. Not take us backwards. Then again, with all the Pentium and E1 offerings HP has, I guess this is nothing new. And as long as the warranty runs out before the Win 7 EOL, they don’t care.

  • cybersaurusrex

    I really wish HP would stop trash talking Microsoft (and blaming Microsoft for its own mismanagement) and just put out great products again. I’ve owned several HP laptops & desktops and have great luck with them… but I probably won’t buy another one just because I don’t want to buy a product from a company that whines.

    The reality is that HP’s sales are down because they weren’t ready with compelling Windows 8 hardware. Lenovo, who was ready, has seen steady sales increases–and that’s your evidence. That could’ve been HP.

  • BIAS

    First thing, Do not buy HP. There. Problem solved. I just buy from Asus.

  • Willem Evenhuis

    HP shouldn’t be worried. The statement to me reads as begging and shouting in some kind of hasty defense, almost begging even of the ‘me too’ falling for non-argumented shouts about the so called “windows 8 world”. In daily life there is still a long way to go before windows 8 is mainstream. In my opinion windows 8 is plainly confusing for a laptop hardware. Windows 7 makes sense. I would even not advice windows 8 on a netbook, notebook or laptop to my parents. A touchpad with windows 8 gestures in my experience is counterintuitive. I see my parents using all environments as if they were desktops (i.e. mouse and keyboard). But the new startscreen is all intuitively based on touch as seemless experience. HP just be honest and say that for a major part of the general public, there still not ready for windows 8 and that windows 7 is plainly a good alternative. period. Lenovo’s Yoga line and the surface are clear and practical examples in my experience as equiped devices to run on windows 8.

    • Tips_y

      HP has become subpar, whether for W7 or W8, period. They’re just trying to obfuscate that fact with the shout “Back on popular demand” for their outmoded W7 offerings.

  • tkadrum

    A bunch of BS. All HP are doing is getting rid of their old hardwares, and this is the only way to do is to LIE to consumers. Letting them think that Windows7 is better. Shame on them, and that is the reason why I will NEVER buy anything made by HP. HP you need to move to modern technology, changes will be good for your company. Invest in R&D, and produce more modern technology for your users.

  • reKitab

    Some of their laptops turn your fingers into Blotters. The characters on the keyboard slowly vanish, leaving blank keys you have to guess when typing. Very bad quality keyboards:(.