Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 3
Wilco1
User Rank
CEO
Re: finally
Wilco1   12/14/2013 5:00:58 AM
NO RATINGS
PC's will certainly continue to exist in the workplace. However desktop PC's are way too slow for serious engineering work. All of the real work I do is done on large clusters of servers that sit in a room on the other side of the world. I often keep 20+ expensive servers busy for hours on end... My laptop is simply used for typing, so anything that can connect to a keyboard would be good enough.

garydpdx
User Rank
CEO
Re: finally
garydpdx   12/13/2013 7:46:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Word!  In another thread, someone mentioned that this year's Black Friday computer specials involved costlier but higher performance machines.  I feel that reflects how tablets and smartphones have been displacing low-end PC's, not mid-level and high performance (or business) PC's especially laptops.

This is even reflected at Apple, where the plastic-cased Macbook was ended when the Macbook Air came out, and they kept the Macbook Pro.  (Disclaimer: I use a BYOD dual boot MBP with OS X and Windows 7, for personal and work respectively, and can travel for business with just one computer!  And I run ESL SystemC simulations on Windows 7.)

_hm
User Rank
CEO
past logic of main frame
_hm   12/13/2013 5:36:58 PM
NO RATINGS
This same logic was also true for past main frame and minis. However, there is difference with wish and inevitable future.

However, at some point in near time, this will change suddenly. Reasons can be lower demand, higher price and not much difference in performance.

 

krisi
User Rank
CEO
finally
krisi   12/13/2013 3:42:38 PM
NO RATINGS
Finally someone is recognizing that you can't do engineering work on a smart phone or tablet...Kris

<<   <   Page 3 / 3


EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
49 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
121 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
46 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)