Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Jan 2012 20:02 UTC, submitted by Tom Krazit
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by BushLin on Fri 27th Jan 2012 14:32 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
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I think it was only ever the geeks how did upgrade at least once every 3 years.

Geeks... and businesses, although they've mostly shifted to 4/5 year replacement cycles since passing the awful Pentium 4 era.
Now the difference between old and new (in terms of user experience) is much smaller and far less necessary.

1080p h.264 playback is probably the only thing I can see making the masses upgrade their ageing machines at the moment and most probably aren't that bothered about the higher res.

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