I'm not a gamer, so I read your post as if you were saying, "It's unfortunate, to me, that we're migrating away from superjumbo jets."
People have needs and the market is meeting those needs. Servers will always be in boxes and may have liquid cooling. Cloud systems will require SANs and hot-swappable processors. But most of us need the ability to read useful information, write documents, create presentations, and manipulate spreadsheets.
A transformable tablet just seems to be the way to go. And my wife will like anything that keeps her from constantly being prompted by various applications to perform an update. Since she doesn't need the portability, I'll probably go with at Chromebook for her.
unfortunatly people do not realize that cloud computing has ZERO confidentiality or privacy. Thus those doctors or lawyers who use “cloud computing” have exposed your personal data.
Also people don’t realized that after 180 days NO SUBPOENA is needed for any police agency to snoop your personal information.
Something to think about when you hire that big law firm or go to your doctor.
(now will come in the “I walk on water and am holier than thou” posters)
I am a gamer, yes, and existing mobile devices are a decade behind existing platforms for high-end gaming. That’s not to say they won’t catch up faster than it took those platforms to get where they are now, but gaming on a tablet or smartphone is no where near as effective, efficient or fun as playing on a large-format TV with surround sound.
I’m a realist. I understand that the market wants people on smaller mobile devices. However, there will always be a need for static, stable platforms until the market can develop a large-format platform capable of interfacing with those mobile devices while utilizing processing power better than what can be provided by that mobile device. Virtualization technologies are certain to lead that charge, but there’s little to suggest a market emerging in the next 5-10 years that will satisfy the high-end graphics and processing requirements of the newer breed of interactive games.