All this talk about the PC being dead in a few years... where do you stand?

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Will the personal computer be dead in a few years?

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  2. No

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Will the regular computer be dead in a few years?

    As a day one iPad owner and someone who carries around a Galaxy Note 2.. I must say I still enjoy my laptop and desktops.. I see no reason to ever give them up..

    I clearly recognize that the landscape is changing and welcome what the future has to bring...
     
  2. Herc

    Herc New Member

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    Never Happen! :)
     
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    TehLivingDeath New Member Banned User

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    It'll never happen. The iPad is great for wasting time, or keeping your bratty kids entertained in a restaurant, but it will never replace the PC.
     
  4. RumBalls

    RumBalls The original RumBalls, est. Jan 16, 2012

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    I can't be without a proper pc....I day trade and need it

    I have a tablet app for my trading account but it can't replace the desktop trading program
     
  5. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I like a real keyboard. I don't like tapping/sliding everything with a finger.
     
  6. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    I don't see desktops going away anytime soon.
    Matter of fact, several months ago wired.com ran an article about the gaming industry and how they're building more towards PC gaming rather than consoles.
    The logic is with a gaming console, you're locked into the hardware you've bought, and with a pc you can upgrade as technology progresses. Video cards, RAM, CPU's capabilities are advancing at a very fast rate.
    The crux of the article being that game developers felt they were being held back by a fixed set of hardware, rather than being able to advance with technology.
     
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    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Besides, I have yet to see a laptop with two big screens. :jj:
     
  8. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    i just ordered a gaming laptop with 16g ram, 2tb HD, 2gs of dedicated graphics. 1080p, 1.4 hdmi and the option of running dual external monitors.. and an i7 cpu

    I love having the horse power of a real computer when i travel
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    I travel with an Acer K330 projector.. fucking love the thing.... think porno projected at 100" in HD :dance2:
     
  10. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Nice!
    If I traveled more, I'd definitely have something like that. Hell, I don't even have a smart phone. Mainly because I don't have the spare time during the day to fuck around with one. But this could possibly change. :jj:

    Desktop with a 6 core AMD cpu, 16 gb ram, ati 5770 vid card, and two 22" monitors here.
     
  11. Turtle Man

    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    I stand on a gimpy leg... As for pc's well I'm all for parental control
     
  12. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    I have a sneaking suspicion that today's desktops and laptops are just too clunky for our upwardly mobile society. I see the cell phone morphing into the Star Trek tricorders, complete with apps for everything, from temperature sensors (weather) to being able to take people's pulse, and of course, for accessing everything on the Internet.

    The problem is the interface (too small) and the input (keyboard is too small).

    As improvements gain in the field of voice recognition and icon-based interfaces, the need to type will disappear.

    Think about how the iPod and other mp3 players exploded. You have your entire music collection, of thousands of songs, in the palm of your hand.

    People will (and already do) want more of the same type of portability.

    We'll all be controlling our DVRs from our phones, uploading the data from the DVRs to our phones, etc., controlling our home lighting system, home alarms, all remotely. Some people are already doing this.

    No one will want to continue to be chained to their internet connection by a laptop or desktop ethernet connection.

    It's a natural progression, IMO.
     
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    I agree with everything but that line.
    My desk chair with my feet up on the subwoofer under the desk is the most comfortable chair in the house! As long as there are pc builders, there will be desktop pc's.
    (and as long as wifi is slower than wired)
     
  14. FlaFlaFlunkie

    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    No, I just mean, "chained to it" as meaning, the only way we can access/use our personal computing devices.

    Just as hardly anyone owns a land-line, corded phone (as opposed to cordless), the same will be true of personal computing.

    And the processing speed and storage capacity of the smart phones and other, hand-held devices is going to explode in the next 5 years.

    It's gonna be awesome.
     
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    It will ... when they pry it from my cold dead hands.
     
  16. Jon Hein is God

    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    As someone who's never had a smartphone or tablet, I can't imagine life without a laptop or desktop.

    I can't do work on those newer devices.
     
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    Damn...That's one hell of a nice rig!!!

    I just built a gaming desktop with similar specs.
    Next for me is a laptop when I can budget the $$$.
     
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    When we get the connection speeds of most of Europe without being financially raped for it from the ISP, THEN it will be awesome, and not until.
     
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    FlaFlaFlunkie Fabulous!

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    But is it better in Europe? My understanding is the U.S. is better connected to high-speed Internet than Europe.

    Anyone here know for sure?
     
  20. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...i got rid of a desktop long long ago. i dont need any furniture that shit is just too clunky and for what i do on a pc a laptop is like putting on your favorite levis or carharts. i do see a more functional handheld device continuing to grab more market and acceptence. mini ipads are still too big. as phones like the galaxy s3 continue to make handhelds more useful and user friendly i think they will keep growing. after all of that i can still see a laptop as being a staple item at home. for example i cant hook my smartphone up to the television hd but i can with a laptop. if i had a desktop and i wanted to do the same i either need a lot of cable or anchor the tv to a desktop. its just too many components to the system that i dont need. dont miss a desktop at all.

    i actually dropped my hp laptop to the kitchen floor thursday. i was making coffee whilst listening to the arias trial with the headphones on. just totally fell right out of my hand, the battery sliding across the floor. fuck i thought i was on my way to frys for a new one. i put the battery back in and restarted it, everything was as normal, even restored my last browsing session. i swear by the hp, this is my second one and ill buy a new one whenever this one needs replacing.