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Re: Reddit: The Desktop PC is Ready for a Rebirth Consumers who buy pre-built desktops are now flocking to tablets, netbooks, and laptops. The spending is still there, just shifted.
As far as a rebirth, have faith the 2nd coming is already upon us! An old pc becomes new again with a software refresh, a wireless keyboard/mouse, a new monitor or even a new hdd/ssd. I promise facebook will work just fine on that 10 year old pc.
said by SysOp: *Some* consumers. But even those that buy tablets or laptops may not necessarily ready to completely give up desktop PCs.
Consumers who buy pre-built desktops are now flocking to tablets, netbooks, and laptops. The spending is still there, just shifted.
I have 2 tablets, and I mostly use them as portable video players.
I also have 2 functional (and 2 waiting to be fixed) laptops, and I mostly use the working ones on occasions when my desktop is not available.
Wacky Races 2012!
I do have my eye on the lenovo helix convertible tablet, but there's no reason to give up a perfectly good desktop dual monitor setup with a 42" HDTV + 23" IPS in portrait mode.
Recently upgraded a 2007 desktop, dropped in a hex core cpu, plugged in a passive HD 6770 gpu, added a stick of ram, wireless keyboard, wireless touch pad, and wireless mouse. I don't see needing any more power for awhile.
But for the office, I am in the market for some new thin clients.
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said by SysOp:10 years is pushing it. Assuming someone bought a decent machine it would be a Pentium 4 2.x or Athlon XP 2x00+ CPU.
I promise facebook will work just fine on that 10 year old pc.
Unfortunately with how resource hoggy many web sites and flash content are those systems can be frustrating to use at this point.