Are Desktops Dying? Yes!

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Smaller electronic devices are becoming more powerful everyday.  Yet there is still be a possibility that smartphones and tablets will disappear like MP3 players, it is highly unlikely. Microsoft saw this going on and and made Windows 8 to kill desktops and push the consumers to buy their Surface tablets.  Microsoft developers see that majority of power desktops and towers are either for heavy-ram processes or for servers. Average consumers were buying laptops for portability to do everyday work, and today people are doing everything on their smartphones/tablets. And I do mean everything! Really boys?

Nether of less though, there will be nothing a smaller device can’t do in a few years that the modern  desktop can. All the factors are in for smartphones and tablets, and the only thing that keeps graphical desktops alive are gamers and film producers.  It is highly likely we won’t be seeing desktops at all in the year 2025, as consumers prefer small but faster devices. What does this mean for your thousand dollar desktop? For facts, 29% of desktops in 2013 were running Windows XP which is no longer supported by Microsoft. Which details millions of machines are now “dead” to professional IT. Most consumers however that aren’t IT professionals most likely didn’t upgrade from XP, but bought an smartphone to get their emails at anytime, and anywhere.

It is truly depressing that the consumer desktop industry is dying, but we are coming to high-advanced technology that were seen as impossible in science-fiction.  Desktops are dying, but the next technology is greater!


Katy Pillman

Katy Pillman is the Lead Programmer for Tactician Studios LLC. She is young, but experienced in the technical field, and writes in her free-time. △ ◎ × □

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  1. Christopher Mckinstry July 17, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Good article, tho I wouldn’t say that tablets or mobile devices will be making desktops obsolete any time soon… Good work Keep it up!

    • Katy Pillman July 17, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks, I should of mentioned if Moore’s Law continues to prevail, desktops will definitely die.

  2. Wes July 18, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Desktop will be in the form of Intel NUC – plus monitor (or monitor with NUC attached on its back).

  3. Zachary Green July 18, 2014 at 7:30 am

    The key is power consumption. Massive data processing and rendering require hefty amounts of power. If a solution could be developed for high end processing without the need for a massive umbilical to your wall socket, then there’s no reason that smaller devices couldn’t do the same work for less.

  4. William Oneb July 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Let’s keep the processing speed aside for a sec. I think it would be a HORRIBLE idea to write code on a smarphone or tablet especially the lengthy one. Why? Well one aspect is speed. While touch typing you can even type 40 words per minute. I don’t think you can achieve such a speed with touch screens . OK you could argue that an auxiliary Keyboard would be invented but if you ask me I think it’s a culture to code on a desktop or laptop.

    • Katy Pillman July 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

      I will be making the opposite side of this post, for all counter claims. But you can type code on a tablet, just like you do with a desktop.

  5. Martin Lehner July 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I actually just posted a blog post about how the PC isn’t actually ‘dying’, but that the retail dynamic of the tablet and mobile world is very similar to that of the desktop world ~10 years ago.

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