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PCs Down 11%, Tablets Up 53% in 2013

10/21/2013 12:35 PM EDT
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Yog-Sothoth
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Re: needs
Yog-Sothoth   10/21/2013 4:14:31 PM
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Exactly... most people have a PC anyway. Mine is 5+ years old, still works fine (it does have dual Xeon CPUs), and I can see no need to buy a new one (I don't want to 'upgrade' to windows 8!)

Without the dramatic growth in performance/functionality that PCs had, there is less of a need to replace them, simple.

Bert22306
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Bert22306   10/21/2013 4:01:21 PM
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"When all you do is read email and a few web pages, an entire desktop just seems silly."



Who only does that? Even at home, I mean? Most people have a PC anyway, even if not brand new, that they can use when needed. What college kid, even high school kid, or adult, only does the most trivial sorts of e-mail and web browsing ONLY? I'm incredulous. Or do all of these kids drop out of school because they never turn in a paper or lab report?

Caleb Kraft
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Caleb Kraft   10/21/2013 3:36:00 PM
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This isn't too surprising. most people just don't need a full computer sitting around. When all you do is read email and a few web pages, an entire desktop just seems silly.

geekmaster
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PC down because of Windows 8?
geekmaster   10/21/2013 2:41:59 PM
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PC's popularity is decelerating driven also by Windows 8. If we would have a more PC user friendly OS, we would not see such a decline in PC.

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