NPD Group: Top 5 Desktop Brands Of Q2 Running Windows 8


On The Way Up

There has been growing consumer interest in Windows 8, and some vendors have taken advantage of this, pushing the operating system on its flagship desktop computers.

Thanks to this growth in demand, the cost for machines running on Windows 8 have actually gone up on average within the past year. The average price for a desktop computer running on Windows 8 in the second quarter of this year was $612.86, up from $579.82, an increase of 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, according to NPD.

Here are the top five desktop computer brands of the second quarter running Windows 8.