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[3]: Its mostly happened
by ilovebeer on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Its mostly happened"
ilovebeer
Member since:
2011-08-08

Taking IDC numbers for example for 2Q

2011 vs 2010 growth 11.2%
2012 vs. 2011 growth -1.%

2010 vs. 2009 btw was over 14%

So we are talking (2012 isn't over) something like 30-60m less PCs sold this year than would have happened without the tablet based fall off.

You're confusing people not upgrading their PCs as often due to no need (which has happening before tablets hit the scene), with people replacing PCs with tablets -- which they are not. As much as you want to believe tablets are smashing PC sales, the facts just don't support it. When cherry-picking a bit here or there is the only way to give the impression that your claim is supported, there's something wrong with your claim.

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RE[4]: Its mostly happened
by jeffb on Sat 22nd Sep 2012 22:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Its mostly happened"
jeffb Member since:
2005-07-19

Cherry picking! We are looking at total sales of all PC globally, that's not a cherry picked number.

2009 sales are rising and the rate they are rising is slowly falling
2012 sales are falling and the rate they are falling is rapidly increasing

Something happened between 2009 and 2012 and it is not a drastic shift in PC reliability.

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RE[5]: Its mostly happened
by Soulbender on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 04:22 in reply to "RE[4]: Its mostly happened"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Something happened between 2009 and 2012 and it is not a drastic shift in PC reliability.


Global recession?

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RE[5]: Its mostly happened
by ilovebeer on Sun 23rd Sep 2012 06:11 in reply to "RE[4]: Its mostly happened"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

Cherry picking! We are looking at total sales of all PC globally, that's not a cherry picked number.

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

I know the tablet-lovers really really want to believe their `precious` is killing PC's but the painful truth, for them, is they're not.

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