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Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-29 21:01:45 Reply

Years ago if you wanted the best performance out of a PC, you would choose a desktop no doubt about it. But I've recently come to a realization, technology is advancing quickly. Before laptops couldn't do the things PCs were able to do, but with quick advancement of computers, laptops are becoming much more optimal. What do you think? Do you think there could be some truth to it or am I just being stupid?

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-29 21:25:32 Reply

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-29 21:33:10 Reply

At 7/29/13 09:01 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Years ago if you wanted the best performance out of a PC, you would choose a desktop no doubt about it. But I've recently come to a realization, technology is advancing quickly. Before laptops couldn't do the things PCs were able to do, but with quick advancement of computers, laptops are becoming much more optimal. What do you think? Do you think there could be some truth to it or am I just being stupid?

laptops were a big thing like 6 years ago

big pc's will definitely be phased out some time in the future, but it's not like it's right around the corner

computing is heavily leaning towards being portable now because consumers don't need a big chunky pc to carry out their daily needs. you can get most things a typical desktop would offer delivered to you by a cloud service provider

like computers soon will just be a front end displaying stuff to you whilst the brunt of the tasks will be offloaded to some asian server farm and then just relayed back to you

watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK6TZTetCDk if you're actually interested


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-29 22:38:11 Reply

Best case scenario the master beings of 2036 will let us plug a mouse, keyboard and monitor into our One Tablet, provided we pass the privilege check.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 00:46:51 Reply

Desktop PCs won't be going away any time soon, portable will have more sales than ever... but when you just need straight up brute power and graphics capability where else can you turn. You just can't fit that much good stuff into something the size of a laptop vs something the size of a microwave.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 00:57:58 Reply

Gaming laptops are large, heavy, eat battery, heat up like hell, and hella expensive, it'll happen one day, but not soon.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 03:13:14 Reply

I bought a laptop about 3 years ago because I didn't really have a desk to have a computer and it was less expensive than buying a desktop. now that I actually have a desk I wish i would have waited and got a desktop with it. Using my laptop on my desk just feels wrong.

my vote goes for no. Laptop are just a bit more trendy atm.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 03:16:57 Reply

You can fit a lot of heavy hardware into a desktop, as it isn't meant to be mobile. Laptops will get better, but so will desktops. I think they'll always be a thing. Time will tell, though.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 03:37:29 Reply

not anytime soon. if you want a heavy hitting processing unit you go with PC. hell you can easily get a beastly machine in a mid tower to do anything.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 08:18:12 Reply

Back in the day, a normal computer filled an entire room and was difficult to use. One of today's PC will beat it in every way imaginable. However, those giant centers aren't obsolete, they just took a massive upgrade and became supercomputers, performing functions like server hosting. At some point, a mobile device may become more powerful than a current PC, but the equivalent PC in those times will be much more powerful than that, simply because you can cram more technology into it than a phone. I can see PCs following the same path as the room-sized computers, using them as a computing powerhouses that send information back to less powerful devices in your room or whatever.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 12:01:25 Reply

At 7/29/13 09:01 PM, darklink4567 wrote: What do you think?

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 14:07:59 Reply

Hahaha.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 16:11:45 Reply

I think all-in-ones and mini PCs will take over the mainstream desktop market.

Builders will still have options like cases, boards and video cards.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 17:15:03 Reply

as long as I can Build my rig with performance parts I am happy.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 17:42:14 Reply

I think most people will get laptops or tablets, but gamers and people that need a lot of power will use desktops.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 17:58:34 Reply

More serious reply: most of the money and innovation goes into the mobile market today, and johnny average consumer has little reason to choose a PC over a tablet anymore. It's safe to say PCs as we know them today will be phased out in our lifetime but tablets will likely retain mouse, keyboard and monitor support. And of course there'll still be enthusiasts building and using desktops, but within a few decades tablets will be advanced enough to seriously compete as powerful gaming machines.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 18:05:10 Reply

Only a sucker would own a desktop when omni-tools are invented.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 18:32:04 Reply

I've read that Intel will slowly be phasing out their LGA socket line in favor of a soldered-on BGA approach.

All this means is that you'll have the option of buying motherboards with the processors built right in - Heatsinks will still be replaceable, as always.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 19:29:41 Reply

it will take quite a while for PC's to be phased if at all. by 10-30 years Mobile devices should have the power to have todays High performance PC standards but there will still be PC with even higher performance and the cycle goes on.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 19:52:09 Reply

It's not going away. Not anytime soon at least.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 20:22:42 Reply

As of now no. As far as I know laptops are not as customizable as desktops are in terms of hardware. The other problem is just they're more awkward to use especially when you're outside. Lights go on making the screen get alot of glare, it's hard to get a nice surface to get a plug in mouse in and the built in mouse is not good for PC gaming. So what happens? You pretty much only play PC games at home.....negating the point of the laptop in the first place. Desktop monitors and the stability of the desktop make them better for gaming. Besides most people play video games for hours on end, so a laptop is kind of redundant when you're just sitting at home.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 22:28:28 Reply

At 7/29/13 09:01 PM, darklink4567 wrote: Before laptops couldn't do the things PCs were able to do, but with quick advancement of computers, laptops are becoming much more optimal. What do you think? Do you think there could be some truth to it or am I just being stupid?

Desktop PC's will always be at least one step ahead of laptops.

Think about it, if you want power and a laptop is powerful then it's PC counterpart will either be cheaper or more powerful.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-30 23:10:05 Reply

desktops will always be around because of they are used for the prototypes for new hard and software. it usually goes like this on the technological chart where new technology goes and repeats.

PC > Laptops > Mobile then it repeats.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-31 05:29:39 Reply

I sure hope they don't...


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-07-31 11:52:08 Reply

I think it won't.
Laptops' insides arent replacable.
So if you want to have a certain kind of new graphics card, you can't do that on the laptop.
Also, almost every part of a desktop are replacable.
Laptops are just handy to carry outside, or if you have a small room.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-08-01 11:01:41 Reply

No matter how much people deny it, it is closer to happening than most of us think. I mean, if you consider that you can put i7s and GTX 680s in mITX cases, then surely the desktop is going to have miniturization.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-08-02 05:45:07 Reply

No. Desktops are far more stronger than gaming laptops, and they can be upgraded.


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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-08-02 07:14:01 Reply

not until Mobile devices or laptops are equal or exceed the performance in power and customization for farts (swapping in and out) like the PC. otherwise it isn't going anywhere.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-08-02 14:30:16 Reply

Not until cloud computing is connected to super computers. As is, high power desktops have heavy usage as graphics and scientific tools. As long as game designers, scientists, animators, and etc. need a computer, manufacturers will produce extra units to sell to consumers to offset a loss.

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Response to Will PC Desktops become obsolete? 2013-08-02 14:52:22 Reply

Hell no as long as technology advances PCs will always get the good stuff first until they can downsize it to mobile size and by then a new technology will already be out for the PC. PCs will always be relevent.