The death of PCs: Oh, we said it all right

Desktops are dead, or at least inquisitive about naked flames: this is, of course, the obvious conclusion. It would be pretty much impossible to argue the same of laptops, strewn generously around cafes and uni rooms, but the general outraged impatience for such cumbersome slabs of keyboard is beginning to tell; 2012 featured the sharpest decline in sales for PCs in general since the heady days of Windows 95, when data was first recorded.

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zeal0us1798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Desktop PCs will be around for quite a long time. Businesses and colleges still heavily use desktops. While touchscreen is nice it will never replace a keyboard. Seeing as some tech problems can only be solved with the usage of a keyboard.

This seem more of a Techspy article than N4G, btw.

Ashunderfire861798d ago

The PC will never ever die!!!! As long as there is genius services like Steam(Steam great sales too), the modding community( Man thank God for these people who turn games into something better), as long as there are ground breaking graphic cards from Nvidia and AMD, CPU Processing power, overclocking, MMOs and Free To play, pirating games, movies, and shows.... Well PC just can't die you get the picture lol!!!!

XB1_PS41797d ago

Well one thing's for sure, I'm never leaving the desktop pc. There's too much that I can do on it that I cannot do with my tablet, or phone. The desktop will always be the powerhouse, while the others are used for convenience.

Dms20121797d ago

I think your over stating the modding community a tad, but the rest I agree with.

Menech1798d ago

When I can buy a tablet that I can use a keyboard and mouse with, has a big screen and is better at gaming than my PC, I will buy one.

But at that point I will most likely consider it a PC anyway so good game.

XB1_PS41797d ago

@-GametimeUK- Not when better is measuring FPS, online capabilities, and graphics. Better is subjective when there is an opinion.

An i7 Processer IS better than an i3.. Not subjective.

I think that that game is better than the other.. Is subjective.

Somebody1798d ago

It's funny that tablets still need the keyboard to be as useful as a PC. The touch screens were hailed as sure fire killers of PC keyboards and yet we see bluetooth keyboards being churned out for these supposedly keyboardless devices.

The article said something about a new tablet screen that can rise up and give an illusion that you're using an actual keyboard. That's where the PC shines- the ability to incorporate new technology to existing PCs. Morphing screens/keyboards that is supposed to be a savior for tablets users of their touch woes can easily be made into a morphing keyboard for the PC. You need to buy a new tablet to use the new morphing-screen capable tablet but you don't need to buy a new PC to use a next gen PC.

FriedGoat1797d ago

I was always a PC gamer at heart, starting my online gaming in Doom, Playing the Quakes and Unreal Tournaments etc. That was the best era of PC gaming, The PC has really gone down hill. Sure we have a lot of ports and indies, and the PC performs better. But for me, there is nothing special on the PC anymore. I wouldn't say it was dead, just It nowhere near as good as it used to be.

PurpHerbison1797d ago

Keyboards will eventually be in museums.

3-4-51797d ago

PC gaming has a HUGE niche game following.

PC gamers play old games from 96-2004, just as much as we play the new stuff.

PC gaming probably won't ever get to the level of consoles in terms of how many games can sell over a million copies, but it will never die.

PC gaming is unique.....handheld gaming is unique...they aren't going anywhere.

And in comparison to them and mobile gaming, console gaming is also unique.

Each type serves it's purpose and isn't going away ever.

People need to be more realistic and open minded.

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Snookies121798d ago (Edited 1798d ago )

Hmmmm... *checks my PC* Nope, seems to be playing games just fine, thanks. Pretty sure it'll keep on doing that too. :]

Dogswithguns1798d ago

I love my desktop, but it hasn't turn on since forever.. maybe tomorrow. maybe next month.

KING851798d ago

It's quite true PC sales have been on a decline, but I have found much use in my PC since I've come to PC gaming in little over a year. I turn on my PC to game probably every other day if I'm not too busy with work. As someone mentioned, Steam sales and greenmangaming sales are great! I usually shop on eBay as well to get gaming codes as well as look for bargains on hardware in case I feel like adding something to my build. I guess we are some of the few (who knows) who like our PC. Since I've built my PC I can't see myself not upgrading ever again cause that feeling of building your own rig is great!

SITH1798d ago

PC sales have been on decline but not PC parts. PCs have gotten a lot easier and even modular to build with little technical knowledge.

C0MPUT3R1798d ago

Tablets will own the space within 10 years.
PCs will be around still of course, but will be niche.

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