Finally, a Realistic Assessment of the PC's Future

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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: PC Market
Bolaji Ojo   1/24/2013 9:30:59 AM

I agree. However, I am saying that manufacturers could also create powerful processors that can literally fit in the palm of your hand that can be hooked up to a tablet. The tablet functions as a monitor when you hook it up to the mini-processor. In other words, we can have other form factors that are as powerful as PCs.

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Anna young   1/24/2013 9:23:04 AM
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 Nicely put Bolaji.  Like you said having "a tablet that can hook up to a smaller and powerful processor with a flexible rollup keyboard" plus, it's portable, light and easy to store away. This is the transition we are talking about. Would we still have the traditional PCs to compliment? Hard to predict where all of these changes will lead.

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Anna young   1/24/2013 8:33:38 AM
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 @HH, Well it's a divided opinion even amongst the experts too. It's obvious that tablets and smartphones are limited to perform certain tasks at the moment. The point is tablets/smartphones PCs are transforming. Where will it leave traditional PC? I'm sure traditional PCs won't just disappear overnight. Its functions might eventually transform. Who knows?

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Nemos   1/24/2013 8:06:19 AM
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"If you have a tablet that can hook up to a smaller and powerful processor with a flexible rollup keyboard why do you need to carry a box?"

Because despite how the tablet market wants to advertise their products as powerful and fast still there are not .

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Hospice_Houngbo   1/24/2013 7:31:23 AM
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@Anna,

"Some in the industry still believe tablets and smartphones aren't an arrow aimed at the PC market. I don't see tablets and smartphones replacing PCs in all situations, but they will encroach enough on that territory to leave a visible mark."

That is very well said! I am sure most PC makers are aware of that irreversible fate of the PC industry. But some are clinging fast to the idea that we will still need PCs for some/many tasks that cannot be done with smartphones or tablet computers. 

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Anna young   1/24/2013 7:26:05 AM
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 Quite true, there are still some setbacks associated with the use of tablets or smartphones devices compared with traditional pcs they just can't match up (for now though). Traditional PCs still offers greater level of flexibility when it comes to mobile computing, I agree. However, it appears manufacturers are spending more time  innovating tablet pcs and other smaller devices.  Until the manufacturers come up with a viable solution to remedy the situation, I'm afraid the future is gleam for traditional pcs.

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Bolaji Ojo   1/24/2013 7:08:30 AM
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Anyone who argues that the PC market is dead or in severe decline hasn't joined the workforce yet. The argument is not whether or not the PC is going to disappear. I don't think that will happen soon. However, its form factor may change and that's where innovation comes in. If you have a tablet that can hook up to a smaller and powerful processor with a flexible rollup keyboard why do you need to carry a box?

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Re: new avenues required for PCs
Bolaji Ojo   1/24/2013 6:56:05 AM
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It all depends on what you plan to do with the device. If you need to heavy processign work, you'll need a PC and if all you want is a device that can access the internet and do basic computing then the tablet may suffice.

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Nemos   1/23/2013 4:46:28 PM
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I believe that also, the dilemma PC or tablet it is a fake one, and you could realize that if you buy a tablet to replace your PC, even for a regular user this, it sounds like a joke, and if you don't believe me just try it. The PC market is living and will be alive at least for the next 5 -10 years.

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Mr. Roques   1/23/2013 4:15:43 PM
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In a talk with an INTEL exec, he was trying to convince us of the future of the PCs, and when asked about tablets, he put the off, only to later talk about INTEL's plan to build chips designed for them. 

Many people think of many devices in the future, but what about only one with different peripherals? I understand the industry will be happier with many devices but I believe one device will be enough.

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