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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       21 Jan 2015 #1

    Why the desktop PC is far from dead


    Pundits love making bold proclamations that things are dead, and if the commentators are to be believed, the desktop PC needs to get ready for the biggest die-off since the dinosaurs. The idea is that the more agile notebooks are leaving the lumbering desktop PCs in their dust.

    Do the people who make these boldly overconfident claims even use PCs?

    Don't worry, the desktop PC isn't going anywhere. Yes, I know that the bottom has fallen out of PC sales in general - with desktops being harder hit than notebooks - and people nowadays find tablets and smartphones to be far more exciting, the desktop PC isn't going anywhere.

    Here are just a few reasons why:

    Read more: Why the desktop PC is far from dead | ZDNet
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  2. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       21 Jan 2015 #2

    Well, I've been saying that all along....
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    KSA
    Posts : 273
    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       21 Jan 2015 #3

    Hello,

    I still prefer Desktop PCs/laptops, we can do almost all the things in it than compare to Tablets or smartphones. The main reason for the growth of tablets and smartphones is 'They are easy to use'. We can simply take example of Android, go to Google Play and download required apps from it, they are usually virus free. But if we consider Windows, we don't have proper place to download apps, in fact, there are lot of gifts (advertisements/useless softwares) available with the downloaded apps in Windows. People those who are beginners face difficulties in running Windows/Mac/Linux but they feel much better while using Tablets/smartphones.
    I may blame advertisements for it.
    Last edited by Fahadking07; 21 Jan 2015 at 11:34.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       21 Jan 2015 #4

    Rickkins said: View Post
    Well, I've been saying that all along....
    You have. I disagree with most of what you say but you have indeed been saying that all along.

    The ZD guy is an ass. If you work for even a medium size company you use the PC (computer/terminal whatever) you are given. You might be given VPN access to access the minimum you require.

    BYOD? Seriously in real life this doesn't happen.
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  5. Joined : Nov 2013
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       21 Jan 2015 #5

    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    Hello,

    I still prefer Desktop PCs, we can do almost all the things in it than compare to Tablets or smartphones. The main reason for the growth of tablets and smartphones is 'They are easy to use'. We can simply take example of Android, go to Google Play and download required apps from it, they are usually virus free. But if we consider Windows, we don't have proper place to download apps, in fact, there are lot of gifts (advertisements/useless softwares) available with the downloaded apps in Windows. People those who are beginners face difficulties in running Windows/Mac/Linux but they feel much better while using Tablets/smartphones.
    I may blame advertisements for it.
    However you must admit a laptop is easier to take on the plane.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
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    Posts : 273
    Windows 7, 8.1, 10 | Linux
       21 Jan 2015 #6

    adamf said: View Post
    Fahadking07 said: View Post
    Hello,

    I still prefer Desktop PCs, we can do almost all the things in it than compare to Tablets or smartphones. The main reason for the growth of tablets and smartphones is 'They are easy to use'. We can simply take example of Android, go to Google Play and download required apps from it, they are usually virus free. But if we consider Windows, we don't have proper place to download apps, in fact, there are lot of gifts (advertisements/useless softwares) available with the downloaded apps in Windows. People those who are beginners face difficulties in running Windows/Mac/Linux but they feel much better while using Tablets/smartphones.
    I may blame advertisements for it.
    However you must admit a laptop is easier to take on the plane.
    Yes, I agree.
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  7. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       21 Jan 2015 #7

    adamf said: View Post
    However you must admit a laptop is easier to take on the plane.
    Yea, I'm on the no-fly list so it's not an issue...
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  8. Joined : Feb 2014
    Posts : 372
    Windows 10
       21 Jan 2015 #8

    And that was a joke, no need to alert homeland security...
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Posts : 246
       21 Jan 2015 #9

    Tablets have saturated the market and sales are dropping somewhat while PC sales have started going up again.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
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       21 Jan 2015 #10

    Lady Fitzgerald said: View Post
    Tablets have saturated the market and sales are dropping somewhat while PC sales have started going up again.
    And that is apropos of what exactly?
    Is this some north american thing about throwing not particularly good things out of airplane windows?
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