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8. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 19, 2017, 16:10 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 15:48:
PC sales are slowing and people upgrading less frequently, but PCs esp laptops aren't going anywhere.

Also true. Not for a very long time. Desktops have become niche, but laptops are still necessities.
 
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7. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 19, 2017, 15:48 jdreyer
 
PC sales are slowing and people upgrading less frequently, but PCs esp laptops aren't going anywhere.  
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6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 19, 2017, 14:25 Beamer
 
Porn-O-Matic wrote on Jun 19, 2017, 13:21:
Heh... "Declining PC market", alongside contradictory reports that indicate that PC sales are steadily increasing, and have been for months. My own company is in the process of replacing over 50 desktops with new ones in the next 12 months and a fleet of new laptops are on order as well. We tried tablets (iPads) and none of our sales personnel wanted them because they're completely inadequate for the job. Only morons with money invested in mobile companies and technologies are singing the "End Of The PC" song, and it's getting old.

50 PCs is nothing, enterprise tends to replace PCs slowly, and you're wrong and PC sales in Q1 were actually the lowest in a decade. A decade.

Around here, people keep beating the "PC sales are fine!" drum, despite every tiny bit of evidence proving otherwise. Per Gartner, PC sales haven't risen since April 2014, and that was only a 0.1% increase. Per IDC, PC sales were up in Q1, but up only 0.6% and are, overall, down 30% since 2011.

People don't upgrade frequently anymore. There's no reason to. As such, sales have drastically slowed.
 
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5. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 19, 2017, 13:21 Porn-O-Matic
 
Heh... "Declining PC market", alongside contradictory reports that indicate that PC sales are steadily increasing, and have been for months. My own company is in the process of replacing over 50 desktops with new ones in the next 12 months and a fleet of new laptops are on order as well. We tried tablets (iPads) and none of our sales personnel wanted them because they're completely inadequate for the job. Only morons with money invested in mobile companies and technologies are singing the "End Of The PC" song, and it's getting old.  
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4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 18, 2017, 22:31 HorrorScope
 
What the reporter only wants things that make Wall Street happy? Only things that move some hype needle? Why make a laptop? Because people use them all day every day and tomorrow. Why make a wheelbarrow? They peeked decades ago. Makes reporter feel like some kind of plastic newb.  
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3. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 18, 2017, 21:14 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 21:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 12:53:
Microsoft is building a specialty item, it's not meant to compete in the pc market like Asus, Acer, the majority of Dell products and others.
And it's also priced that way.

Also laptops will never go away. There's just too much utility to them, especially for business.

Don't be silly. If you can't do it on a 4" screen with a $5 app it isn't worth doing.
 
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2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 18, 2017, 21:07 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 18, 2017, 12:53:
Microsoft is building a specialty item, it's not meant to compete in the pc market like Asus, Acer, the majority of Dell products and others.
And it's also priced that way.

Also laptops will never go away. There's just too much utility to them, especially for business.
 
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1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Jun 18, 2017, 12:53 RedEye9
 

Microsoft is building a specialty item, it's not meant to compete in the pc market like Asus, Acer, the majority of Dell products and others.
And it's also priced that way.
 
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