Since the launch of Vista, notebook consumers have chosen notebooks loaded with Vista Home Premium 76% of the time, according to a report from Current Analysis that details computer sales for the week ending Feb. 3.ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚
The price difference between Vista Home Premium and Vista Home Basic PCs was considerable, with Vista Home Premium notebooks selling for an average sales price of $863 and Vista Home Basic notebooks selling for an average of $616. Consumers are willing to pay the premium for Vista Premium’s Media CenterÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ features and Aero graphics. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚
HP was the most aggressive OEM of the Windows Vista introduction, accounting for a 54% share of Vista Home Premium sales and a 53% of Vista Home Basic unit sales. The week prior to the introduction of Vista (the week ending January 27, 2007), HP represented only 33% of all PC retail unit sales.