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Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, caused a stir this week when he declared that the PC was on its way out. “Why would you buy a PC anymore?” he said. His words echoed those of his predecessor, Steve Jobs, who in 2010 proclaimed that the “post-PC era” had arrived.

But for Michael Dell, who has been making computers since the early 1980s, the era of the PC is far from over. “The post-PC era has been great for the PC. When the post-PC era started there were about 180m PCs being sold a year and now it’s up to over 300m, so I like the post-PC era,” Michael Dell said. He also added, “For the last 11 quarters in a row, we’ve been gaining share in PCs. Last year we outgrew HP and Lenovo. It’s a business with an installed base of 1.8 billion PCs, 600m of them are more than four years old, and as we create new beautiful, thin, powerful PCs that are better than the thing you bought five years ago, people will replace the old ones. And we are getting more and more share of that opportunity each quarter that goes by.”

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/michael-dell-the-post-pc-era-has-been-great-for-the-pc-2015-11
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I couldn't believe people actually thought that virtually all PC's were going to be replaced by Tablets and Iphone's. You know those things that hardly any work can be done on?
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Nothing can match the comfort and productivity of a desktop PC.

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I have owned multiple dell computers. Enjoyed every one. Currently enjoy a 27" all in one with touch.

To me, Dell have helped windows compete with Apple, in the sense that the care about aesthetics. If you look at some of the new carbon fiber ultrabooks they are just gorgeous. Spec wise, they blow the apple equivalent out if the water. Prices wise for specs it's not even close. For a mbp to be similarly spec'd you'd be over two grand easy.

Just my opinion.
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Nothing can match the comfort and productivity of a desktop PC.


or the gaming experience.

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PC, PC gaming and the world are coming to an end since the dawn of the PC.
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PC ultimately like all technology will become obsolete and be replaced by something else but not for atleast 20-30 more years.
    
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Originally Posted by mohit9206 View Post

PC ultimately like all technology will become obsolete and be replaced by something else but not for atleast 20-30 more years.

I think it is a bit naive to assume that a small box running on batteries can replace the large box thats plugged to the wall. As the computing power grows so do the "stuff" we do with that computing power. Leaving aside the ergonomic considerations.
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Threads based on a blatant lie seem to be a thing lately.
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Soon we will see more mobiles that dock to monitor/keyboard/mouse because their power will be enough for basic work/video etc. Together with cloud storage and computing this could replace a lot of PCs.
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