IS the desktop personal computer finished?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by ausernamenoonehas, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. ausernamenoonehas

    ausernamenoonehas MDL Member

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    The above shocks me greatly. I can't even begin to imagine a world without the desktop PC and all "computing needs" being done on mobile devices?

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  2. rochdale

    rochdale MDL Novice

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    [h=2]IS the desktop personal computer finished?.................. no.[/h]
     
  3. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    I don't think so either. Mobile devices still have a -long- way to go before they can compete in the same arena as desktop computers.

    Apples = Apples

    Oranges = Oranges

    Apples ≠ Oranges.
     
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  4. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    ohno.... the desktop is here to stay..

    i for one have got a healthy dislike for those new-fangled contraptions; too small keys; any governnment can follow you with every step you take, and you are paying through the nose for the privilege; i will not touch a smart??phone with a pair of tweezers! ;)
     
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  5. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep, I think that the entire world turn in zumbi's, at least here in my country I hate to see into metro, bus, train, boats, planes etc all people since little babyes till old man as mylself touching this little crap and nobody speak nothing!!! I hate this :cool::mad:
     
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  6. lostpassword

    lostpassword MDL Member

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    Agree 100% - like to see Photoshop running on a Smart Phone. Suppose one day it will run automatically and think for itself. Humans will gradually become redundant. Maybe 1984 was not that far fetched.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Intel slices off 12000 employees because of the decline of pc sales :(
     
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    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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  9. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    No. It is becoming smaller because of getting old.
     
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  10. Threat

    Threat Lord of the Files

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    There was a time when all devices has to be Intel (or compatible - like AMD/Cyrix)

    I guess in this day and age, ARM processor devices are becoming more popular (low end like pi), other mobile processors, consoles - and it's clear M$ are prepared to support solutions other than Intel. With a move towards universal apps, physical architecture becomes less relevant.

    The days for developers to do low level x86 assembler code are long gone (modern apps it's harder to do this - and very much discouraged)

    Added to the fact virtualization allows multiple OS's to be run on single fast processors, where as before multiple physical devices would be needed.

    And I think the demand for more processing power has gone, given that the limiting factor in systems now tends to be other devices like video cards.

    Intel just don't have the industry by the b***s like they used to in years gone by.
     
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  11. trungpt

    trungpt MDL Addicted

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    Intel needs to release something useful for mobile devices, IMHO.
     
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  12. kiwiuk

    kiwiuk MDL Novice

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    I need a desktop pc, it's way more versatile! But in my household I'm in the minority as laptops and tablets rule for everyday use with wife and daughter. But I'm more hobbyist and that won't make Intel rich, they need corporate $$$.
     
  13. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Is the desktop personal computer finished? Mine has just started.

    People are crazy to abandon a full size screen, quality speakers, full-size keyboard for touch typing, large memory and maximum availability of apps... and go for a fiddly, undersized and underpowered device. If portability is required, then a second cheap device will improvise till getting home.
     
  14. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    Nope.
    Let me see you open an excel workbook on your phone and work on it when that same excel workbook spans 3 of my 24" monitors and the side to side scroll bar is saying that you only see 1/4 of the document. :death:
     
  15. skee83

    skee83 MDL Novice

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    The desktop wont ever be finished as long as there is a need to edit photos and video and write software etc.

    The laptop on the other hand may be replaced by tablets and it's already starting to happen.

    Reason for declining demand is people aren't buying computers like they use to, Aside from gamers not many see a need to buy a new pc every year, I personally know people that still use desktop PC's they bought back in 2001 when xp came out and the netmarketshare stats back this up as well, People just don't give a s**t about the newest PC anymore.
     
  16. balackobama

    balackobama MDL Novice

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  17. BilliBob

    BilliBob MDL Novice

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    Never! I just bought one, and I will use it :)