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Author Topic: The PC is dying and MS knows it.  (Read 43465 times)
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« Reply #90 on: December 13, 2014, 02:09:54 PM »

I'm a CPA.  We have 30 desktop/laptops. Tablets are cute but cannot replace a full size computer for what we do and the programs we run. I don't know if any firm that is switching to tablets to run there day to day software.

Phil
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A Surface Pro 3 with the dock and a couple of monitors can easily run the most common business applications, whether directly, cloud based, or using VMware, etc. Firms relying on older custom software may encounter some self inflicted issues.

In the enterprise support environment, swapping out a bad tablet is much easier than dealing with desktop PC issues.
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« Reply #91 on: December 13, 2014, 07:07:07 PM »


In the enterprise support environment, swapping out a bad tablet is much easier than dealing with desktop PC issues.

Ditto.
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« Reply #92 on: December 13, 2014, 08:28:03 PM »

there are some graphics and processing intensive workstation applications requiring workflow models that no tablet today or in the foreseeable near future will be able to accommodate. The 'PC' will live on until that need is met in some way, or there is a paradigm shift in gaming, 3D modeling, simulation, etc. software/hardware platforms.

just to be precise, a tablet, a desktop, or full tower workstation running the same version of Windows are all considered 'personal computers', or 'PC's.
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« Reply #93 on: December 14, 2014, 04:46:45 AM »

there are some graphics and processing intensive workstation applications requiring workflow models that no tablet today or in the foreseeable near future will be able to accommodate.

Not true at all. Modern tablets have a lot of graphic display processing power and it increases often as chipset evolve further. Native resolution of most tablets is far higher than laptops and standard desktops. The race for pixel density and sharpness has long left the desktop and laptop market. Some tablets even support 4k displays now and soon beyond. What you do not realize is that Intel which long focused little effort on mobile chip market is now heavily engaged in it. The PC as we know it is indeed dying.
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« Reply #94 on: December 20, 2014, 07:51:00 AM »

there are some graphics and processing intensive workstation applications requiring workflow models that no tablet today or in the foreseeable near future will be able to accommodate.

Not true at all. Modern tablets have a lot of graphic display processing power and it increases often as chipset evolve further. Native resolution of most tablets is far higher than laptops and standard desktops. The race for pixel density and sharpness has long left the desktop and laptop market. Some tablets even support 4k displays now and soon beyond. What you do not realize is that Intel which long focused little effort on mobile chip market is now heavily engaged in it. The PC as we know it is indeed dying.


I guess if all clothes were disposable in the future, there will be no need for washing machines either.
And when all roads are  straight,   cars will no longer have steering wheels.

See?  It all works.
Obviously someone needs some serious help.
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