What do you think of Lenovo's latest desktops -- and desktop PCs overall?
Is [growth in tablets] going to kill PCs? No, says [Forester analyst Frank] Gillett (and you knew that answer already – in general new technologies don't kill off old ones, they just slow them down). "Our casual estimate is that there will be 2bn PCs in use by 2016, despite growing tablet sales. That's because tablets only partially cannibalise PCs. Eventually tablets will slow laptop sales but increase sales of desktop PCs." Why? "Because many people, especially information workers, will still need conventional PCs for any intensely creative work at a desk that requires a large display or significant processing power."
There's definitely some truth to this; most businesses still buy cheaper, easier-to-maintain desktops for their rank-and-file employees (though the bosses get laptops), and, despite the rise of high-end gaming laptops and other powerful portables, comparably equipped desktops remain cheaper alternatives for consumers who want a high-performance computer.
So, what do you think? Is there a desktop in your future? And could it be one of Lenovo's new models?
I do like small form factor systems for media consumption and possible uses as a home theatre PC. These or an all-in-one would be fantastic for my parents or someone that doesn't necessarily need the power to create. The general consumer.
I realize I am basically restating the Guardian, but they basically hit it on the nose.
Since then my netbook, and my other laptop have pretty much been retired. I purchased a tablet and that's taken over completely for my portable needs, but my desktop PC gets used every single day. I've even tried Google TV, Boxee, the new Roku2, nothing compares to a Desktop. So while I thought it was done, it's back in a big way with me. Although my tablet is convent and mostly does everything I need on the go, I'm starting to want more from it as well, although I'm not sure I really want to go back to a Laptop or a Netbook, or even the new Ultra Portables, which is why I'm looking forward to windows 8 on tablets in the future.
But until these random gadgets can completely compete with a Desktop, the desktop computer will have a home in my house.