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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by pompel9 View Post
    This will not happen in my lifetime.

    While mobile devices gets faster and more powerful, so does the laptops and PC's. As long as there are development on the hardware for laptops and PC's, then mobile devices doesn't have a chance to overtake it.

    Just my opinion.
    An opinion I totally agree with.

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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

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    Tablets here in Canada run from $300- $650. If you have an internet
    connection, here you typically pay, $40-$100 per month depending on the individual plan.
    internet as in mobile internet? or land line internet?

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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sableyes View Post
    internet as in mobile internet? or land line internet?
    Tablets with ethernet ports?

    Smartphones with phone jacks?
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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by pompel9 View Post
    This will not happen in my lifetime.

    While mobile devices gets faster and more powerful, so does the laptops and PC's. As long as there are development on the hardware for laptops and PC's, then mobile devices doesn't have a chance to overtake it.

    Just my opinion.
    I heard similar said about the laptop, in its infancy people were adamant that it would never take off, they now out sell desktops.
    Similar was said about mainframes.

    I can recall countless posts here stating that tablets when iPad was launched would never take off.

    Technology changes as does the needs and application of said technology.What reins supreme today is forgotten tomorrow, I believe there will be a continuing need for the traditional desktop, (I don't include all in one devices in this) but that will be a small niche market.
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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    Tablets with ethernet ports?

    Smartphones with phone jacks?
    Lost me... I think... Tablets do have Wi Fi, so can use most modern routers. Mobile internet is not a requirement of Tablets. If you have internet at home already and it costs that much, then your paying it anyway.

    I still dont get the 'hidden running costs' and obsolescence he mentions.

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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sableyes View Post
    internet as in mobile internet? or land line internet?
    Wireless network.
    I still dont get the 'hidden running costs' and obsolescence he mentions.
    Example; i can get an iphone from my ISP value $600.00 for $0.00 if i sign a 3 year contract, with a monthly minimum of $50.00. they can't lose, if i never used it at all they would still get $1800.00. Depending on what apps. you use or amount of video you watch it is not uncommon for monthly bills in excess of $100.
    Here where i live iphones are very popular with the teenagers, probably similar in your part of the world. I was a teenager once,
    when the newer ,fancier, etc. version comes along they want it, no matter if the old one still works or not.

    Maybe we just live beyond our means?
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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    How much do you pay for your land line Internet? Can you not connect via Wi Fi too your router?

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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    My short view: They try to abuse computers to sell them as entertainment devices.
    We will be more and more entertained, more dumb in sum, the huge amount of information we get is more and more without quality. They try to move us buy the newest nonsense. A good keyword to start: Obsolescence
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolescence It's business.

    Never ever can a small device like a mobile phone or even netbook, smartphone, etc be an alternative to my Desktop PC. They are just another toys, for a huge amount of money, to be thrown away in 3 years.

    Watch this bulb, already 110 years old, works.
    http://www.centennialbulb.org/photos.htm#anchor1234
    but then, they decided to limit lifetime to 1000 hours. So don't hink they want innovation!!
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    Re: Are the days of the desktop numbered?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sableyes View Post
    How much do you pay for your land line Internet? Can you not connect via Wi Fi too your router?
    A land line internet is not an option where i live, so i cannot answer that.

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