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10 bucks says the next wave of computer hardware updates and sales coincides with 4k video going mainstream. When people want to watch youtube and netflix in 4k, they're gonna realize their core 2 duos with integrated intel extreme graphics, and 1080 monitors, need to be replaced.

this is basically it i think. but who knows when 4k tvs will go mainstream. it could be 5 years, that sounds realistic to me. and it will have to coincide with content being released in 4k as well
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Lol, every day there's a new "Its all over for PC's" story as well as another "PC's on the rebound" one. The PC is not dying. The PC is not back. It is what it is, PC's will be around for a long time to come...

It's just like when laptops first started really being viable, people saw they were popular with consumers and started going on about how desktops are going to die without paying heed to the fact that >75% of all computers out there are in a business, where laptops often aren't really needed for most of the staff and tablets certainly will be rarer than laptops in business, they're much more for consumers.
post #23 of 26
The problem is in last years performance jumps to justify upgrading are simply to small. I'd rather get an extra 3-4tb or two hdd's than upgrade to a newer cpu nowadays.
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post #24 of 26
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The problem is in last years performance jumps to justify upgrading are simply to small. I'd rather get an extra 3-4tb or two hdd's than upgrade to a newer cpu nowadays.

That's what my recent upgrades have been as well.
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I'm looking for an excuse to get another GPU.
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post #26 of 26
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I have noticed i get half as many calls for PC repair on CL as I use to get. Back in 2009-2011 I made some good money. Now i keep it as a light hobby. My brother invested in the cell phone case kiosk biz and his sales are down this year thanks to Amazon and the super cheap availability of Prepaid CC's.

I am a small sample size of course but i bet alot of PC repair guys have felt the pinch this year in terms of profit. Maybe we should of all just invested in Bitcoin LOL. PC repair is annoying anyway and customers seem to never be satisfied unless your willing to break even. You have to be unethical and lie to people to even make a good profit which goes against my set of personal morals.

you should move your business to Notebook repairs i bet you'll make more money
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