I spent way to long on the weekend browsing the internet and came across an article that HP in the last quarter lost $8.8 billion!!!! This was apparently based on declining PC sales and this got me thinking – is the PC dead?
So what is the answer then? I don’t think the PC is dead just yet but I would say it is on its last legs and I shall explain why.
Tablet sales are increasing year on year. People are increasingly using tablets for a variety of reasons and one of the biggest is you can take them anywhere. They provide an easy to use interface and you are able to expand their use by downloading apps. Contrast this with the cumbersome PC which is installed in one place and can not be taken anywhere. The PC uses more electricity too.
Laptops can now provide the user with anything the PC can. A laptop now comes with more memory than an average user will ever need and like the tablet can be taken anywhere. You can also run your favourite programs on them which means you are still able to be productive. Where the laptop wins over the tablet is that you can actually do proper work on them!!
3. Mobile Computing
Users and businesses are getting more mobile – fact. Users can now work from anywhere that has an internet connection and are no longer limited to the office – the domain of the PC. With more and more company employees working remotely there will be less incentive to go out and purchase new PC’s.
Where the PC still stands proud is gaming, however with laptops and tablets getting more powerful with every release surely it is just a matter of time before the PC goes the same way of the dinosaur.
Goodbye old friend we will miss you.
What do you think?
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