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Re: Reddit: The Desktop PC is Ready for a Rebirth
Desktops won't rebound unless the "one thing at a time" UX paradigm of Win8/iOS/Android is downshifted. For a mobile/handheld device it's one thing. That form factor is intended primarily as an information consumption device with limited interactivity. Desktops are intended for the information *producer* and knowledge worker. They are hobbled by the one thing at a time approach, and the pad UX DOES NOT scale-up properly for a device that isn't limited by a tiny screen. What's the point of a killer CPU if 99.9999999% of its cycles are waste heat?
Frankly, desktops should be no longer be marketed to the non-corporate user. That would allow manufacturers to focus on both general-purpose and purpose-specific features and capabilities that are critical to corporate users but have no traction with consumers, education, or gamers. Non-business users are simply siphoning resources for ever-decreasing returns.
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I couldn't agree more. It's fun watching Netflix on my ipad, or being able to use safari to do light browsing with limited interaction.
But when I need to actually do more than type at snails pace I hit the desktop. Video/sound editing, typing papers, remote support, and browsing is so much more comfortable with big monitors, core i7 980, 12 gig ram and 6 terabytes of hard disc space.
During Hurricane Sandy power outages, I was able to do work on my desktop hooked to the generator(albeit without internet), while the ol' ipad was dead due to the issues in the area.