Is the traditional PC really being killed off?

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  1. Anyone who believe that a tablet is killing or being a substitute for a PC is completely out of this world. Not for consumers and for work it´s almost useless

  2. It’s hyperbole to illustrate that computing has hit it’s latest inflection point. First computers went from large mainframes to minis and companies like DEC & DG sprung up while Mainframe makers adapted or died. Then we went from the Mini (e.g., VAX) to the desktop PC and companies like Dell & Compaq grew and mini makers adapted or died (mostly died). We are now at the cusp of the shift from desktops and laptops to mobile phones and tablets. While the Desktop may never fully die (they are still the best tool for certain functions especially in corporations) They are going to be a lot less prevalent and important as they have been the last 2 decades.

  3. I hope you’re right (because I’m getting old and finding my hand/eye coordination doesn’t allow me to play/work on laptops, etc.) Two things, however, worry me: clouds (for mass storage) and an insane wish to have a keyboard installed in my left forearm and a screen on my eyeglasses.

  4. Not only Bcoz of Apple, but also bcoz of IT firms. They are giving a laptop for every employee for working at home. This makes all people to shift from PC to Notebooks. And now notebooks contributed to gaming are more and that makes gaming people to shift from PC to high-end laptops. If PC manufacturers come with much more energy-efficient models than current models, it may give a small boost. Bcoz most people nowadays like notebooks bcoz of saving power. And if the hardware in PC are weightless & compact(very small in size), then it’ll give a bigger boost to PC!

  5. It’s all about ergonomics. A desktop computer is a lot easier to use and feels more comfortable than even a seventeen inch laptop computer IMHO.

  6. I do believe the iPad is a very poor substitute for a PC, and personally do not see an important need for one when my cell phone will do everything on of these will do. As far as the best PC replacement in my eye, I am surprised PC’s have not been fully intergated into TV’s. They are in a perfect position to replace many desktops with some added ports, a wiresless keyboard and mouse. I can see a giant market for these. I have seriously thought of incorporating a computer into my RV’s TV just to get the laptop off the dinning table, and turning the TV into a media center as well. Now there’s a future

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