Technology has advanced dramatically in the last decade. It wasn’t long ago that the laptop was the pinnacle of portable computing, but times have changed and the technology has changed with it.
Nowadays you would struggle to find someone that doesn’t own a smart phone capable of performing almost every task you would need it to do from taking pictures, to sending emails and even booking a flight to Florida for a well-deserved holiday – all of that is possible on a device that can fit snuggly in your pocket. So, with all that power in the palm of your hand, why would you need a bulky desktop PC?
No one would blame you for thinking that the desktop PC is on its way out. New technology with fancy new features such as touchscreen is rapidly overshadowing the former king of computing – however the king is far from dead!
There is only so much you can do with a tablet. What if you wanted to write a book, or create a presentation for work – what would be your first device of choice…a tablet?…no. A laptop?…maybe, but for ease of use and overall quality of work, you can’t go wrong with a desktop. The desktop PC is designed to make the computing experience as effortless as possible and can be customised to achieve any task you require from it.
The up and coming devices of today have a lifespan far shorter than that of a desktop PC. If you purchase a new phone or tablet today, within a few years that technology will be out of date and you will need a replacement. Alternatively, you could buy a desktop now and still have a perfectly decent machine in 10 years. Almost every part of the desktop can be modified and upgraded to suit the user’s needs.
It is clear that the desktop PC’s have taken a back seat while new devices and technologies continue to flood the market, however that doesn’t mean it is the end for them. Smart phones and tablets fill a gap that the desktop cannot, but the same can be said vice versa. I believe there will be an ongoing need for both the desktop PC and the smaller devices and that the other devices will be used alongside the desktop as secondary and tertiary tools, but certainly never as replacements.
Overall, I think that it will be a very long time before we need to put the desktop PC on the endangered species list.