The Decline of the desktop PC . . . .
Well my home PC has started showing signs of terminal illness, hardly surprising as parts of it are well over 7 years old and the youngest part is 3 years old at least, so I start looking around for a replacement machine. I was struck by how little choice there is in the desktop PC market these days, without a doubt it is starting to become hard to find decent desktop PC's for sale. My local electronics stores barely had more than 6 models each on display, and on-line retailers barely seem to stock any these days with prices being relatively speaking quite high when compared to laptops these days.
Have we now reached that tipping point where the traditional desktop PC is starting to become an endangered species?
From my point of view it's annoying. Most of the world might want to go mobile and portable, but I quite like having a desktop PC to work at, upgrade and pull apart as I see fit; it seems it may not be this way for much longer. Don't get me wrong I like laptops and mobile devices, but I like the security a desktop PC gives me, as my data always feels somewhat vanerable on a mobile device.
How long before they become so expensive that they are reserved only for specialist users and applications?
Anyone else noticed this decline?