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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Lack of good designs is myth.

Also if one need PC nowadays choosing's and offerings are simply bigger. Smartphone/tablet sure are computers and for some they are more personal too. (And true and original meaning of Personal Computer was computer that you can own in your house ;) as opposed to bad ass mainframe that took 200m^2 in your company campus ;) )

Lets start Smartphones and Tablets and growth is there. People just pick devices more tailored to their needs. And its nothing strange, before S/T people choose netbooks/notebooks over desktops.

Normal shift to factors more fitting people demands.

I hardly can see how Win8 can change that..

BIG form factor that is exclusive of "old" PC's do not pair so well with touch, so can hardly imagine people choosing "old" PC's over S/T just because they are touch enabled.

(Oh, and "old" PCs should be called IBM PC's cause that is proper name. We have dropped "IBM" because for some time there whose no other type of "PC's". Now its time to reintroduce that full name.)

I think that some bigger Renaissance of IBM PC (and ARM PC ;) ) when Valve will push for "PC" near TV as multimedia/entertainment/gameing center of the house.

This will ADD NEW FUNCTIONALITY for the users, not just new input method.

(Oh and industry consensus is that Handsets will settle on 2bln of sold anually, most -> smartphones. IBM PC's just do not have chance here ;) )

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