Linked by kloty on Tue 6th Apr 2010 21:22 UTC
Editorial A few years ago I wrote on OSNews several articles (1,2) about workstations. After three years I had to stop, because there were no workstations left on the market, they became legacy and were not sold any more. Now with the rise of mobile devices with touchscreen and wireless network connectivity virtually everywhere, the question becomes valid, what will happen with the desktop computers, are they still needed, or will they follow the workstations on their way to computer museums?
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lex25288
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2010-04-07

They will never become obsolete.. don't just think about gamers let's just think about ourselves for once..let's think about geeks..
Think of akk the stuff you can add if you build your own PC: firewire, wireless card, TV card, tons of different graphics cards (each to satisfy that very unique need), whatever you name it can be done!
I don't really get people who buy 17-inch-screen laptops for home use, why deprive yourself of a good screen? Hey guess what get a desktop!
It's not just 'cause they are cheaper, it's because desktop computer are just better! Don't just think of the typical gamer who spends tons of time in front if his screen, think also of the average person who probably also spends tons of time in front of a PC let's say for work, I don't really think he is gonna wanna spend all that time in front of tiny screen so he can say goodbye eyesight!

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Good thing it's not possible to connect an external monitor to laptops. Oh wait...

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lex25288 Member since:
2010-04-07

Can you build your own powerful and low-cost laptop from scratch and customize it anyway you want? Didn't think so...

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