The news isn’t good for the traditional PCs. Desktop and laptop computer sales are taking a dive as more consumers are opting for tablets and smartphones. Unless you’re a gamer or working out of your home, there’s less of a need for a complex machine to do light computing tasks such as email and browsing the web.
According to a recent report from market researcher IDC, global PC sales are set to fall by close to 8 percent this year.
A few other considerations are that we keep getting increasing amounts of cloud storage, improved web services, powerful apps, and streaming music and video. So computers with tons of storage and CPU power just aren’t necessary these days. Of course, one can make the “what is a PC anymore?” argument, but it’s obvious the traditional form factor is going away.
So, will you purchase another traditional desktop or laptop computer again? Or are you able to get by with your smartphone and / or tablet?