Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 8   >   >>
SPLatMan
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
SPLatMan   10/22/2012 11:05:12 PM
NO RATINGS
I split my time between my office-office and my home office. For me it would be brilliant to have say a 10" tablet that could dock with my 3x 27" monitors at work or 2x 24" at home, and have all the power and storage of a capable desktop. For the occasional field or overseas trip the tablet alone would suffice for lightweight email (etc.) work, and I would know all my stuff was in it. (But please, no clouds for me while connectivity is still not cheap and ubiquitous)

SPLatMan
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
SPLatMan   10/22/2012 10:54:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Yes I really look forward to getting rid of my 3 27" monitors and doing my next schematic, PCB layout and IDE development on my phone.

sbin
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
sbin   10/22/2012 9:18:45 PM
NO RATINGS
Apple's revenue breakdown reflects the industry at large: iPhone: 46% iPad: 26% laptops/desktops: 14% PCs are not going away - they will be around for a long time yet. They will just be a much smaller part of a much bigger ecosystem.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:27:53 PM
NO RATINGS
@help.fulguy As noted,I tried to highlight the connection between Joshua's opinions and his business goals. But I also find his opinions a great jumping off point for a discussion on the future of the PC as Microsoft rolls out its first x86/ARM operating system. What I am enjoying here and would like to see more of is thoughtful discussion of topics such as --The future of the PC --The future for the chip, systems and software companies behind it --Views of the long term impact of the Windows franchise migrating to CPU architectural neutrality. Thoughts?

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:21:44 PM
NO RATINGS
This reminds me how years ago we were writing about engineering workstations--big sexy boxes loaded with RISC processors and adapter cards. Today, these are mainly PCs th0ough there are niche market pockets of specialty muscle machines.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:20:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Exactly. Follow the money and it no longer leads to PC software even though the PC has incredible utility. Perhaps in five years some new app area may emerge to fuel a re-discovery of the PC by investors and marketers.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:14:04 PM
NO RATINGS
Indeed, Joshua has an agenda and his opinions are in line with it. I happen to think his opinions are also pretty well informed, and certainly have generated some worthwhile discussion.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:11:20 PM
NO RATINGS
@VC Guy: You note that tablet/phone growth vs PC decline "will have implications on x86 chip margins" Man, oh, man will they ever. Intel client CPU ASP: ~$100 ARM client SoC ASP: ~$20 Quite a gap many big people may fall into over the next five years, methinks

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
rick merritt   10/22/2012 8:07:20 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree. Nothing dies. New stuff just layers on top of the old and both continue. That said, those 15% layoffs at AMD are a painful indication of the power of what's growing and what's declining.

Bert22306
User Rank
Author
re: Entrepreneur says Win 8 marks end of PCs
Bert22306   10/22/2012 7:42:38 PM
NO RATINGS
"Visit a college campus. You’ll see just as many kids carrying tablets as they are carrying laptops. The textbooks are downloaded to the tablet and they have cases with integrated keyboards for typing up that paper." You're talking about my nephews' demographic here. If those tablets they carry are the likes of iPads or Kindle Fire, you can be sure they also have a laptop, or possibly desktop, back at the dorm. But when you say "cases with integrated keyboard," now you're getting into the gray territory of "tablets" like the Surface, not tablets like the iPad of the Kindle Fire. I agree that such devices could replace dektops and notebooks.

<<   <   Page 4 / 8   >   >>


Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
IoT Network Shoot Out
July 16, 1pm EDT Thursday

Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.

Brought to you by

Most Recent Comments
vasanth kumar d
 
scud
 
realjjj
 
DN@
 
AKH0
 
michigan0
 
MeasurementBlues
 
michigan0
 
Kevin Neilson
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.