Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Sep 2012 22:22 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems If there's one over-used buzzword currently making the rounds in the technology industry, it's 'post-PC world' - or the notion that desktops and laptops are a dying breed. Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP's printing and personal systems group, thinks this is a nonsensical notion - and he's right.
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RE[6]: Its mostly happened
by jeffb on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 18:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Its mostly happened"
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The problem with your theory is that you're ignoring the fact that people aren't upgrading their PC's nearly as much as they were a mere few years back because they simply don't need to.

Which is a begging the question kind of fact. Why did the "need" to upgrade fall so sharply in the last few years.

Further, you ignore that sales were slowing before tablets come into play.

No, sales were growing before tablets came into play. The rate of growth in sales was falling but it was still very much a growing market. More importantly there was a huge downtick in the fall of the rate of growth.

And, you're claiming the "real" reason for the decline is credited to the rise of tablets although you have no credible source in support of this.

OK what about NPD. NPD did a survey of home users in early 2011. Of those users:

24% did their home browsing on their tablet.
60% found tablets to provide an acceptable internet experience.

Tablets I should add have gotten better in the last 18 months, so things would look bleaker now.

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