Could it be that Windows 8 is turning people away from PCs to tablets? If you ahve the same look and feel on a PC as you get on a tablet, why get a PC? I'm now at a point where I need to think about what to do with my two XP laptops and desktop. To tell the truth, I'm leaning towards a used $300 laptop just to get Windows 7. The thought of learning to use Widows 8, then teachin others in my family, seems like a huge waste of time when we already know how to use the XP/7 user interface.
I would agree and have specualted that Apple will offer an A7-based platform. Although Apple is still on the high-end of traditional PC pricing, the company is offering more competitive pricing on the MacBook Air and the iPad this holiday season.