Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Mar 2013 23:07 UTC
Windows "A senior Samsung Electronics executive said Friday the launch of Windows 8 has failed to bolster demand for PCs and he does not expect the PC industry to rebound soon." Of course, Samsung and other OEMs could've, you know, built better computers. Just a suggestion.
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I know what Samsung could do
by No it isnt on Sat 9th Mar 2013 13:16 UTC
No it isnt
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Start producing good, affordable high-res screens. Mobile has been pushing screen technology for a couple of years now, currently jumping to 1920x1080 on 5", whereas we have to suffer with grainy 1366x768 on most affordable laptops, 1920x1080 on more pricey ones from Asus, and only Apple and Google are willing to deliver great screens, but at really high cost. On the desktop, I can't find better than 1920x1200 on a reasonable size, and even the more reasonably priced 27" are a crap, crap 1080p.

I mean, if you've already got a somewhat recent mid-range PC, there's no compelling reason for a CPU upgrade: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/88?vs=551

Newer CPUs are faster, but not all that much. GPUs are a different matter, especially if you want to play games on higher resolutions than 1920x1080. Current higher mid range cards have more RAM and are able to push more pixels than older cards. They also use a newer generation of PCI Express, which means I want a new mainboard, and then a new system. Sell me a great screen, and the computer will follow.

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