Alright, we all know that the PC has been around for a while. But, with the recent realization that PC sales are declining – what will that mean for new, trendy, high tech computing?
Surely, it cannot be tablets. While tablets are cool and all, I personally couldn’t spend my time at work or for that matter blogging on a tablet. It just isn’t practical.
According to PCMag.com,
Other major PC makers had even rougher quarters, the two firms reported. Those included HP (a 4.8 percent decline in year-over-year quarterly unit shipments per Gartner, a 7.7 percent decline per IDC); Dell (-3.9 percent, -4.2 percent); Acer (-35.3 percent, -32.6 percent); and Asus (-20.5 percent, -21.1 percent).
Apparently, I’m in the minority group when it comes to tablets because the current trend is touchscreens. I love touchscreens, but again…not practical for my purposes and I thought that was the opinion of most people. But, I’m wrong.
I actually could see a tablet as being used for quick use for business and recreational use for gaming and whatnot. Maybe that is the majority motivation for buying said tablets that are boosting sales over PC sales.
However, businesses all around are starting to replace older PC systems with newer, upgraded ones with Windows 7. That keeps some PC sales on the increase.