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SysOp

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reply to Krisnatharok

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.


aurgathor

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said by SysOp:

Consumers who buy pre-built desktops are now flocking to tablets, netbooks, and laptops. The spending is still there, just shifted.

*Some* consumers. But even those that buy tablets or laptops may not necessarily ready to completely give up desktop PCs.

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.
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SysOp

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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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reply to SysOp
said by SysOp:

I promise facebook will work just fine on that 10 year old pc.

10 years is pushing it. Assuming someone bought a decent machine it would be a Pentium 4 2.x or Athlon XP 2x00+ CPU.

Unfortunately with how resource hoggy many web sites and flash content are those systems can be frustrating to use at this point.