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[5]: Trickle down
by moondevil on Fri 21st Sep 2012 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Trickle down"
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The problem is that the OEMs are trying to go back to the old integrated model, because it is the only way out of the almost non-existing margins they have to face nowadays.

So the trend is to go back to the Spectrum, C64, Atari, Amiga days, where OS and Hardware were deeply integrated.

Apple is the only one that managed to keep alive using this model, and now due to the thin margins, everyone wants a piece of the cake.

In the long run, buying off the shelf pieces won't go away, but it will become very specialized field, the same way like trying to build a car on your own is nowadays.

My last desktop was bought in 2001. Since then I've only owned laptops.

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RE[6]: Trickle down
by jackastor on Fri 21st Sep 2012 21:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Trickle down"
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I'm not gonna lie, I would look forward to having an all-in-one comp with the A1200-like form factor, even though I admit that brings with it some logistical and practicality challenges.

That said, if it's forced upon consumers because of some CFO's bottom line rather than from an architectural design of making a well integrated product, then I doubt the nostalgia will outweigh the headaches of crappy worksmanship.

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RE[7]: Trickle down
by moondevil on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 07:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Trickle down"
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You can find some form factors like that here in Germany, but this model sucks.

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