posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 11:05 AM
Originally posted by dogstar23
I worry about this. If the "average home user" stops buying PCs, downgrading to laptops and tablets instead,and if the average businness user
follows suit, people like me will be forced to either pay exhorbitant prices for good desktop technology, or downgrade with the rest.
On one hand, you shouldn't worry because the production capacity will be there for a while so they'll keep churning out PCs for a long time. On the
other hand, if your needs become niche market, then tough.
It's sad that just as computers are becoming really, really powerful and useful, the market is ready to break them into little chunks focused
on playing music, updating Facebook and Twitter, and browsing the internet.
I don't use either Twitter of FB and I hope I never will. Having said that, there are other aspects of new technology that you might consider as
helpful. Cloud storage is coming of age. A lot of processing is already done in the cloud as well. Why do I need to have a heater in my room (aka the
PC) just to do routine tasks?
As already mentioned, video editing, music production and heavy duty gaming are probably the areas where you need a decent desktop. And frankly all
three are relatively niche.
I already store all of my media outside of PC, on small peripheral boxes with attached storage, all networked. Less energy spent, and more
I guess it is what it is, and those of us who want "real" computers will one day just have to suck it up and pay stupid money for components.
We had a good run for quite a while, so you can't complain