Skip to comments.Canalys ( A Company ) loses the plot and claims PCs are dying
Posted on 01/12/2013 10:08:00 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Will lose market share to tablets and smartphones
I will never get rid of my desktop, I just can’t see myself doing everything on a laptop, let alone a tablet.
I think it’s ridiculous to say nobody will use desktop PCs in 10 years just because of new competition.
Laptops and tablets are great for certain things, but for my personal use I will always stick with a desktop.
The biggest issue is that the trend in OS's is to make your computer theirs from a control standpoint.
I am happy with my laptop.
I dont need a faster or better one.
I could see using my current (4 year old) laptop with Windows 7 for the next 10 years.
I also have an (2 year old) Android phone. I am happy with it. My contract was up 2 months ago. I could upgrade to a newer model. But why? The newer phones do not do anything more for me than my current one. So I am good with it for the next 5 years.
There is a point where advances in technology stops benefiting me.
And then I am all set and I dont need any more purchases for the foreseeable future.
This is inevitable.
Those younger than I..raise on cell phones, PlayStation, etc..think/feel/act much different
Frankly, I think people are getting sick of something new every year....except there’s always a new group coming into the market. My granddaughter just got Windows 8.....hates it.
Hard drive went out on our desk top three days ago. Two days ago we got new desk top with hard drive twice as large and lots of new and better features. Only difference is operating system. Windows 8. Takes a little getting used to, but no big deal.
Have lap tops, but desk top is the best when at home.
I will have my belt and contact lenses.
I just converted to iPads and iPhones. The only pc I have running now is to continue quicken. Other than that I’m done with Microsoft as well as OSX machines. I bought pages and numbers for the iOS at $10 bucks apiece.
I can find mostly free apps that do most of what interests me. The only drawback is access to files, that is without jail breaking.
They’ve been predicting the death of the desktop PC for 20 years. Those predictions didn’t come true then, and they aren’t going to come true now.
I’m in my 20s, I grew up with all that stuff and I still don’t want to give up my desktop.
I have an Android smartphone, I like it and all, but it’s NEVER going to compete with my desktop PC.
My laptop is broken, the hinges on the screen are barely attached, so that really hasn’t convinced me of its superiority.
I can’t afford a tablet, nor really desire one. Most people I know that have them are just Apple fanatics who buy the “next big thing”. I’m more frugal with my limited income.
The idea that a smartphone will ever replace a real workspace is ridiculous.
I require a real keyboard. Touch screens and microbuttons are not keyboards. They’re fine for twittering and solving boredom problems while driving, but for anything serious, I want a keyboard, and preferably a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard.
Trying to type on a touch screen is like trying to drive a nail with a screwdriver.
Tablets and the like are neat devices and are great for what they are.
But they are devices used largely to access data others have created. Look at photos, read email, surf website.
If you actually want to create something - write something, code something, draft something, populate a spreadsheet - tablets are not your first choice if they’re even a choice at all.
40s here, and will never do without my desktop. I have all: an Android, desktops, laptops, tablet, and Kindle. While I have enjoyed the tablet at night to maybe do some final reading before bed, or watch Netflix, it will never replace the functionality of my desktop. I was trying to write an email on it just last night and had to give up and come back to my desktop. Just a simple email.
And while I enjoy having my Android, can surf the web while I am out and about, websites are limited, at best.
At work we use laptops, and they may have functionality for freedom of movement, for hard data crunching, desktops still reign. And we all have our laptops docked and attached to at least one regular, if not two or more monitors.
I briefly saw another poster make a point that technology was moving so fast, that from the late 90s until recently, you almost had to build a new desktop every year to keep up. My current desktop is 2 years old, and is still extremely fast and able to keep up with recent innovations. Windows 7 is working very well, I don’t feel the need to upgrade.
So true....the applications I run for my business would never work well on a laptop, cell phone or tablet...
Yes, I read this nonsense and had to laugh. A few days ago I ordered two Windows 8 high powered HP all-in-one touch screen PCs, one for my wife and one for me. They will replace two 6 and 7 year old PCs running Windows XP.
I know it will be a challenge as not only will we have to acclimate ourselves to an entirely new operating system, but also an entirely new interface of Microsoft Office having to migrate from Office 2003 to Office 2010.
We also plan to purchase a couple of tablets later this year to replace the netbook we use when traveling. While the netbook is OK for travel, no way would I ever want to be limited to the netbook for my daily use.
For anyone who uses a desktop to manage business or personal affairs, it would seem absurd to attempt to handle that type of work via a tablet. All I can say is, “You have got to be kidding me.” Why would I ever want to consider viewing internet pages throughout the day on a small tablet or smart phone when I can have a beautiful wide screen with a full-sized keyboard and a mouse. Plus, I now will have the benefit of a touch screen.
Need a REAL keyboard so you don’t have to look at the keys to type. And use all your fingers.
When I see people pecking/poking at the ipad screen keyboard I cringe. I don’t have the patience for that.
Analyst outfits are falling into a logical la la land which states that PCs are completing with tablets and smartphones. Yesterday the analyst outfit Canalys claimed that Windows and Intel will continue losing market share to tablets and smartphones. The assumption is that it is comparing like with like. Canalys claimed that Wintel machines will have 65 percent of the computer market this year, down from 72 percent in 2012. But in the fourth quarter of last year, combined shipments of desktops, netbooks and notebooks declined about 10 percent from the same period in 2011. Pin-Chen Tang, an analyst at Canalys made the somewhat silly claim that wintel PCs were becoming less likely as an individuals first choice of computing device for everyday tasks, such as sending e-mail or Web browsing.Succinctly put, the author is nuts.
Agreed. The User Interface has to improve a lot before this will happen. Touch screen keyboards and auto complete are awful IMO.
The only reason they exist is because you can’t stuff a laptop in your coat pocket and you are willing to suffer with the UI on a small display because it is ultra-portable.
You don’t need that kind of portability in the home or at work.
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