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I also admit I was wrong in regards to laptops falling out of fashion. I recall Jakob saying that they'd be around to stay into the 2040s, and I was skeptical. Ultimately, it looks like tablets were the actual fad and laptops persist. Unless I'm wrong again (which seems to be increasingly common) and it turns out laptops really will be dead by the 2040s. But as for the guy who said they'd be dead by 2020, that was just unbelievably wrong unless he were account for some existential disaster sending us back to the Dark Ages or the Singularity occurring by then and leading to humans with nothing but implants. Or both.


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Things go out of fashion when they do - not when we want or think them to. It's just the way things work, I guess.


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Things go out of fashion when they do - not when we want or think them to. It's just the way things work, I guess.

 

Good words. 

 

I do feel that the need for a portable mid-power computing medium will always be there. 

 

I feel laptops will never really go away during this modern age, However I do believe laptops will evolve in the coming decades, Like what happened to cell phones becoming into smartphones.


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HD just might become standard.

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Things go out of fashion when they do - not when we want or think them to. It's just the way things work, I guess.

 

Good words. 

 

I do feel that the need for a portable mid-power computing medium will always be there. 

 

I feel laptops will never really go away during this modern age, However I do believe laptops will evolve in the coming decades, Like what happened to cell phones becoming into smartphones.

 

Couldn't have put it better myself.


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I can give a very good reason as to why desktops will be around for some time to come. 

Even if technology increases at the pace it is, the adoption of the cutting edge technology is always years behind. Large companies have a big choice to make when it comes to new tech (and I speak from experience). 

 

- New tech offer advantages over competitors - reason for adopting

- Big companies need to ensure that new tech is adopted seamlessly or risk that technological advantage becoming a catastrophic disadvantage - reason for not adopting

 

E.g. A giant firm uses hardware X to produce their flagship product, it's their money maker, their cash cow. A new hardware comes along that is 50 times faster than their current hardware. They adopt the new hardware immediately, without spending the months or sometimes years to ensure that the tech is compatible with absolutely every other aspect of the business that it interacts with (lots and lots of red tape involved here).

 

New hardware turns out not to be compatible with a certain area of the business, but it's too late, the damage has been done. They fall behind with their production and are overtaken and subsequently bought out by a competitor. 

Tech moves fast, humans don't


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I can give a very good reason as to why desktops will be around for some time to come. 

Even if technology increases at the pace it is, the adoption of the cutting edge technology is always years behind. Large companies have a big choice to make when it comes to new tech (and I speak from experience). 

 

- New tech offer advantages over competitors - reason for adopting

- Big companies need to ensure that new tech is adopted seamlessly or risk that technological advantage becoming a catastrophic disadvantage - reason for not adopting

 

E.g. A giant firm uses hardware X to produce their flagship product, it's their money maker, their cash cow. A new hardware comes along that is 50 times faster than their current hardware. They adopt the new hardware immediately, without spending the months or sometimes years to ensure that the tech is compatible with absolutely every other aspect of the business that it interacts with (lots and lots of red tape involved here).

 

New hardware turns out not to be compatible with a certain area of the business, but it's too late, the damage has been done. They fall behind with their production and are overtaken and subsequently bought out by a competitor. 

Tech moves fast, humans don't

 

Very true. I don't see much reason to go and upgrade my phone yet or the Computer I literally just built 6 months ago (other than a new case that supports front IO and a second GPU for passthrough to a windows VM but that's not something I plan to do for another year when I'll need it). The only reason I can potentially see for me upgrading is if there's some significant new feature, something breaks and I cant have it repaired, or theres a huge boost in performance. Which for the moment I am not seeing in any of the latest gen hardware. What I have now is perfectly fine for what I need to do. It aint all about speed and performance. It's how you use it that counts.



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I saw this thread in my feed and I wondered for a moment about computers from 5 years in the future.

 

But this isn't the 5-years-predictions thread.

 

 

TIME, WHY DO YOU MOVE SO QUICKLY?


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I also admit I was wrong in regards to laptops falling out of fashion. I recall Jakob saying that they'd be around to stay into the 2040s, and I was skeptical. Ultimately, it looks like tablets were the actual fad and laptops persist. Unless I'm wrong again (which seems to be increasingly common) and it turns out laptops really will be dead by the 2040s. But as for the guy who said they'd be dead by 2020, that was just unbelievably wrong unless he were account for some existential disaster sending us back to the Dark Ages or the Singularity occurring by then and leading to humans with nothing but implants. Or both.

 

I'm typing this post on a laptop/tablet hybrid.

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Would it be fair to say that desktops are not in fashion for the average consumer anymore? I mean outside of business and niche markets like gaming or graphic design.


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I'd say so, I don't know anyone who has a desktop who is not also a PC gamer. I know that's anecdotal, but if you don't need top end performance and you're not on a very​ tight budget, laptops are much more practical than desktops.



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it's already 2017 here and desktop still play big role in everyday life. Not all our prediction is correct, huh? Even though we now have powerful laptop, desktop is still necessary in many industry, e.g accounting, data analysis, design etc. Cause the work in those industries require big computer, big storage though.


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