HP to Ship Windows 10 PCs on July 28 Ahead of The Launch Date
When it comes to the launch of a new operating system, even with all of the free upgrades Microsoft is offering for Windows 7 and 8 users, it’s clear that there are going to be a good number of new systems purchased.
With that being said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody that the big hardware makers like Dell and HP are doing battle for who to be the first to offer a comprehensive range of products sporting Windows 10 operating system.
To that end, HP has declared that its related lineup will start shipment on July 28, the day before Windows 10 release date or that is officially launched.
“As we get closer to Windows 10 availability, I want to clearly explain how HP will deliver new devices with Windows 10 pre-installed to customers,” said HP’s VP of product management for consumer PCs, Mike Nash in a blog post.
Right now, a customer can buy select PCs with Windows 10 directly from HP.com, and they will ship on July 28th. We are offering free next-day shipping so customers will receive the device on July 29th.”
On the other hand, picking up one of HP’s new Windows 10 systems straight from a retailer will take a bit longer, with Nash explaining that we can expect that those devices will be available in stores from August 2, 2015.
As quite a bit of a let-down as that may be for the people who prefer the old-school method for buying electronics, netting a shipping day before the operating system is launched is a major win for HP, allowing the firm to beat one of its biggest hardware rivals, Dell, by a day. HP earlier stated that buyers could expect to get their device by July 30.
While that additional 24-hour waiting period may not be a problem for everyone, there are likely a few that would consider switching their pre-order to get hold of their device in advance. Is it correct to say that you are one of them?