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Selling Windows 8 on HSN..”the good”, “the bad”, and “what the what?”

October 14, 2012 3 Comments

HSN recently began its Windows 8 launch by uploading online how-to guides on the upcoming OS.Overall it showed the best aspects of the new operating system and impressively enough displayed Microsoft’s main selling points. They also began to sell computers ahead of the October 26th launch and in their attempts to make a big first impression they were told by both Microsoft and Acer to stop all early sells. However, recently they debuted one of Acers upcoming computers as the worlds “only touch screen laptop“, shipping on October 26th for a October 30 delivery.With a great enthusiastic presentation, in their over the top sells approach, sadly they made a few noticeable errors. Take a look:

The Good:

“10 clicks are now only about 2 or 3 to do the same thing”

“tablet,smartphone, desktop,laptop all in one”

“logs you into all social networks”

“shows off the share and search features”

“shows off ease of use over gestures”

“shows off performance/speed”

The Bad:

“sparkles”Correction: charms

“worlds only touchscreen laptop ” Correction: Seriously?

“Not a single mention of Live tiles”

“No mention of picture password”

“What the what?“:

“1334.08 original price”-Doubt it. seriously

“$694 dollars worth of software”-So the computer was only$255.95 before?

“Core i3, with Intel Pentiums 5″ Correction: i5

“bundling of older software as marketing ploy”

I’ve been selling technology my entire adult life at various electronic retailers and have received numerous awards. My honest opinion is that at this presentations core, they are honestly giving it their best shot. In all the errors there is still a sense of pride in what they are selling and they without question are in love with the product. They have to get the facts right, continue to show the OS for what it is, and maintain to have pride and passion

am I being too critical?..comment below:




I am a ghostwriter..don't know what I do look it up.. I just so happen to have this WP8, so why not write about it? :-)

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  • http://www.jeroenheijster.com/ Jeroen Heijster

    The reaction I posted:
    *sigh* First touch-screen laptop? No way, Dell, for example, did this years ago. Sparkles? You mean charms. Most advanced? Nah. Windows 8 is the latest and greatest of Windows? Don’t you mean Microsoft? Pentium 5? What is Pentium 5? You’re automatically logged into your social media when you first log in? No you have to log into them the first time.
    Seriously, this was just the first 8 minutes. Get your facts straight.

  • bobbygo

    lol HSN is a joke..I think they should have a segment on comedy central, like seriously.

  • addicted

    Did you guys hear the sex noises that lady was making on the most simple functions?lol Windows 8 is good, but dang!haha..they are trying too hard..let it speak for itself

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