Linked by snydeq on Tue 6th Jul 2010 15:19 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems InfoWorld's Neil McAllister offers 10 reasons why the PC is here to stay despite Steve Jobs' recent pronouncement that the iPad signals the end of the PC era. 'Depending on whom you ask, the iPad will save journalism, rescue the book publishing business, transform the movie industry, change the way we communicate, and make the perfect omelet. But there are plenty of reasons to suspect that at least some of these predictions will prove overly optimistic. Even more dubious is the idea that the iPad signals a true sea change in computing,' McAllister writes. Chief among the reasons the PC is not dead yet are desktops' comparative cost-effectiveness, the lack of versatility of mobile devices, the fact that desktop and mobile OSes don't mix, and limitations inherent to tablet devices' dependencies on the cloud.
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JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

The PC Will relegate to where mainframes are today. Not dead, still strong and well supported. However no-longer the love child of the indrustry, just a work horse.


Hello? Wake up! PC is already the work horse of the industry. And the laptop is the PC these days. Stationary computers have moved into the realm of workstations and gaming machines.

And in PC vs mainframes there was one crucial point - price! Tablets are still more expensive than a lot of laptops and way more expensive than most stationary computers.

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