You Think the PC is Dead? Guess Again

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Over the past several months I've seen a number of headlines announcing the "death of PCs" and the meteoric rise of tablets and mobile phones. Some of these "death notices" have come from IM gurus "that we all know and love" (yea right).

The gist of the announcement was that smart Internet marketers should forget the declining PC users and migrate to marketing specifically to owners of mobile phones and tablets. This is where the fast action and the new money is!

I wanted to know if this advice had any merit or if it was just an "attention grabbing" ploy by those selling marketing products aimed at the mobile/tablet market.

What I found was interesting.

My feeble research suggests:

  • There is no question that in the U.S. mobile and tablet shares of the total Internet page views is rising. To me, that certainly makes sense as a new medium comes online. Every new device that competes with the PC is going to gain some share of the market, especially with its emerging WOW factor. Every new bit of market share is going to decrease the overall share of the PC.
  • Depending upon which study you read, the latest figures suggest that tablets account for about 4% of all page views, phones about 8-9%, and PCs roughly 87%.
  • Of course, smart marketers will want to make their content and offers available and readable on all the different devices that are cost effective to do so. Who wants to miss sales?

But to me, here's the bottom line:

Don't listen to those who are saying that PCs are dead! You'll be throwing away 87% of all page views as you chase after the 13% using mobiles.

For those who track where your page views come from, I'd be interested in knowing if these numbers hold somewhat true in your own experience (of course, the actual numbers are bound to vary somewhat within markets).

To all your success,

Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
    what idiots have been saying the PC is dead?
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Originally Posted by hipeopo02 View Post

      what idiots have been saying the PC is dead?
      Obviously, I'm not going to call out anyone here on the forum, but I have seen multiple marketers use this statement as the basis of their marketing.

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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
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        Like the golfer that stood at attention and bowed his head in the middle of his round when the hearse drove by carrying his recently deceased wife, he exclaimed . . . "The old gal did give me the best 50 years of her life."

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      • Profile picture of the author hipeopo02
        Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

        Obviously, I'm not going to call out anyone here on the forum, but I have seen multiple marketers use this statement as the basis of their marketing.

        Steve
        oh you mean on this forum hahaha ok nevermind then
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by Steve B View Post


    I wanted to know if this advice had any merit or if it was just an "attention grabbing" ploy by those selling marketing products aimed at the mobile/tablet market.

    Steve B,

    Thank you for the good report and thanks for confirming my hunch.


    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I can affirm that PCs are dead.

    One of my old Dell's that I bought way back from my college days passed away last week. She was a good ole PC, though she was 14 years old in PC years she was probably over 100 in human years.

    It was a nice ceremony that we held for her. Even her monitor attended, along with her mouse, and keyword relatives.

    She lived a good life. She was wise.

    She was there during all my all-night studying sessions for finals week.

    She suffered through my addiction of Diablo and Everquest (I know I'm dating myself here lol).

    She was there during my first keg-stand that lasted over 30 seconds.

    She was there during my first dorm party.

    She will be missed.

    Oh waitaminute...... now I can focus on my new Asus laptop I just bought.....

    RoD
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    • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      I can affirm that PCs are dead.

      One of my old Dell's that I bought way back from my college days passed away last week. She was a good ole PC, though she was 14 years old in PC years she was probably over 100 in human years.

      It was a nice ceremony that we held for her. Even her monitor attended, along with her mouse, and keyword relatives.

      She lived a good life. She was wise.

      She was there during all my all-night studying sessions for finals week.

      She suffered through my addiction of Diablo and Everquest (I know I'm dating myself here lol).

      She was there during my first keg-stand that lasted over 30 seconds.

      She was there during my first dorm party.

      She will be missed.

      Oh waitaminute...... now I can focus on my new Asus laptop I just bought.....

      RoD
      I call bullshit! Everyone knows Dell's don't die.

      I heard that the price for PCs is dropping because of tablets and smartphones but I never heard that PCs are dead or dying. Everyone still uses them and will continue to use them. I hate browsing the internet on my phone.
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  • People BROWSE at lot while on mobile devices, but... do they PURCHASE?

    Do you really watch a 15 minute sales video on your iPhone while waiting for the bus? do you really key in your credit number on your Android device? do you take a purchase decision while checking your mobile phone from the office?

    I still think that orders are processed while sitting comfortably at home in front of your computer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      People BROWSE at lot while on mobile devices, but... do they PURCHASE?

      Do you really watch a 15 minute sales video on your iPhone while waiting for the bus? do you really key in your credit number on your Android device? do you take a purchase decision while checking your mobile phone from the office?

      I still think that orders are processed while sitting comfortably at home in front of your computer.
      I'll give you one serious thought..

      You say purchase, but what are they purchasing?

      When it comes to local marketing, they definitely purchase over the phone. It really depends on what you're trying to sell.. but many things will sell much higher in the mobile market.
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      • Profile picture of the author YourOnlyWriter
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        Originally Posted by Justin Says View Post

        I'll give you one serious thought..

        You say purchase, but what are they purchasing?

        When it comes to local marketing, they definitely purchase over the phone. It really depends on what you're trying to sell.. but many things will sell much higher in the mobile market.
        Spot on, Justin.
        I'll make my self as an example.
        I DO purchase e-books on my iPhone while on a bus.
        I DO NOT buy a furniture through my iPhone.
        I have to sleep over it, think about it many times and once I've convinced myself with a 'go decision', that's when I buy it on my LAPTOP.
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        • Profile picture of the author TiffanyK
          Originally Posted by YourOnlyWriter View Post

          Spot on, Justin.
          I'll make my self as an example.
          I DO purchase e-books on my iPhone while on a bus.
          I DO NOT buy a furniture through my iPhone.
          I have to sleep over it, think about it many times and once I've convinced myself with a 'go decision', that's when I buy it on my LAPTOP.

          You couldn't have said it better. It all depends on the product you are selling. Impulse buys tend to happen more on your phone or tablet. These products also tend to be less expensive, therefor making the impulse an easier buy. On the other hand, people like to research the price of a more expensive product and feel more comfortable making that big purchase in the comfort and security of their home. I feel it depends on the product and price.
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          • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
            Win 7 WTW!

            lol

            I don't own a smartphone - (my cellphone is for emergency use only and mostly to text my son) I do own a PC and a laptop - my laptop is faster so I use it more - but I won't get rid of my pc until she dies - she is my backup right now and I would purchase another so I always have a second machine for backup and for a staff member.

            PC's are far from dead - as long as there are gamers in this world and people like me with a dedicated office - there will be PC users

            so never ever trust a marketer whose pitch includes "PC's are dead" because based on all kinds of stats including those posted above by Justin, you know he's full of do-do!

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        • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
          Originally Posted by YourOnlyWriter View Post

          Spot on, Justin.
          I'll make my self as an example.
          I DO purchase e-books on my iPhone while on a bus.
          I DO NOT buy a furniture through my iPhone.
          I have to sleep over it, think about it many times and once I've convinced myself with a 'go decision', that's when I buy it on my LAPTOP.
          I'd definitely say one of the #1 selling services/items (for my clients) on a mobile device are the ones where people use the CALL feature.

          I signed up for my gym membership, my phone service, my internet service, car insurance, etc. right through my phone without ever touching a PC.

          But when it comes to more expensive things.. I only go via PC or in person. As always, that's just me though.
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    • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      People BROWSE at lot while on mobile devices, but... do they PURCHASE?

      Do you really watch a 15 minute sales video on your iPhone while waiting for the bus? do you really key in your credit number on your Android device? do you take a purchase decision while checking your mobile phone from the office?

      I still think that orders are processed while sitting comfortably at home in front of your computer.
      I largely agree with Hector here... and have been tooting that same horn for some time.

      BUT there is a caveat: in-app purchases and one-click buying through Amazon, et al.

      People LOVE buying MEDIA through their mobile devices when they can just click, authenticate and download.
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  • Profile picture of the author Justin Says
    Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

    Over the past several months I've seen a number of headlines announcing the "death of PCs" and the meteoric rise of tablets and mobile phones. Some of these "death notices" have come from IM gurus "that we all know and love" (yea right).

    The gist of the announcement was that smart Internet marketers should forget the declining PC users and migrate to marketing specifically to owners of mobile phones and tablets. This is where the fast action and the new money is!

    I wanted to know if this advice had any merit or if it was just an "attention grabbing" ploy by those selling marketing products aimed at the mobile/tablet market.

    What I found was interesting.

    My feeble research suggests:

    • There is no question that in the U.S. mobile and tablet shares of the total Internet page views is rising. To me, that certainly makes sense as a new medium comes online. Every new device that competes with the PC is going to gain some share of the market, especially with its emerging WOW factor. Every new bit of market share is going to decrease the overall share of the PC.
    • Depending upon which study you read, the latest figures suggest that tablets account for about 4% of all page views, phones about 8-9%, and PCs roughly 87%.
    • Of course, smart marketers will want to make their content and offers available and readable on all the different devices that are cost effective to do so. Who wants to miss sales?

    But to me, here's the bottom line:

    Don't listen to those who are saying that PCs are dead! You'll be throwing away 87% of all page views as you chase after the 13% using mobiles.

    For those who track where your page views come from, I'd be interested in knowing if these numbers hold somewhat true in your own experience (of course, the actual numbers are bound to vary somewhat within markets).

    To all your success,

    Steve

    Thanks Steve for bringing this up.

    I can see one big difference when it comes to traffic..

    On a local restaurant (pizza place specifically) I have seen drastic increases of mobile views. Mainly because people are looking for a quick fix (I'm guessing).

    But when it comes to all of my larger sites.. PC's dominate heavily.

    Here's an example of one of my largest.

    Win7 - 50% (yea literally)
    MacOSX (15%)
    Win8 (10.8%)
    WinXp (8.2%)
    WinVista (7.6%)
    Linux (3.1%)
    iPad (2.1%)
    Mobile (2.1%)
    Android (0.2%)

    And there a few other random devices.. but as you can see mobile definitely isn't my focus even though I have a mobile version, tablet version, etc.

    Here's an example of a local business though...

    Win7 (24.8%)
    Mobile (20%)
    iPad (16.8%)
    Mac (12.6%)
    etc...

    For a community site..

    Win7 (63.2%)
    Win8 (15.2%)
    Mac (7.4%)
    Mobile (3%)
    Adroid (1%)
    iPad (0.6%)

    And these are all with very high traffic. Anyhow definitely depends on what mediums you are targeting I suppose, but mobile traffic seems to be more heavy on my local clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    I find tablets pretty much worthless. Mine is used for an alarm clock and karaoake lyrics in my man cave. I get they are ok for surfing/reading. Data input and working/purchasing stuff? nope. Navigating on the entire screen is much more cumbersome than using a laptop touch pad. Screen keyboard? fahgettit.

    My ultimate would be a large (17" or so) thin convertible laptop with both functions(pc/tablet), and digital pen.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie
      Originally Posted by NewParadigm View Post

      I find tablets pretty much worthless. Mine is used for an alarm clock and karaoake lyrics in my man cave. I get they are ok for surfing/reading. Data input and working/purchasing stuff? nope. Navigating on the entire screen is much more cumbersome than using a laptop touch pad. Screen keyboard? fahgettit.

      My ultimate would be a large (17" or so) thin convertible laptop with both functions(pc/tablet), and digital pen.
      Yes I agree. Tablets are pretty much toys and novelty items for the masses as far as I am concerned. You cannot beat a pc for getting things done. My wife has an ipad. I have been using it off and on for 18 months. Extremely annoying and frustrating and totally non productive. Just trying to edit this post is painful. Just my opinion - others will see it differently
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      • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
        Originally Posted by paulie View Post

        Yes I agree. Tablets are pretty much toys and novelty items for the masses as far as I am concerned. You cannot beat a pc for getting things done. My wife has an ipad. I have been using it off and on for 18 months. Extremely annoying and frustrating and totally non productive. Just trying to edit this post is painful. Just my opinion - others will see it differently
        It boggles my mind the mass hysteria that sweeps the country on these gadgets. Yes, tablets are nice for portable browsing and I suppose the large majority of Americans are now reduced to basic info consumers and the latest TMZ gossip.

        I laugh when people get all excited about have all these tablet accessories and add-ons. Hey, lets add a mouse! Hey, lets add a bluetooth keyboard! Voila! you have a super expensive crap laptop! How the heck do you balance a tablet anywhere on your lap when you use a separate keyboard?

        Someone tell me how having to move your finger around an entire screen is more efficient than a smaller touchpad that allows you to move the cursor around entire screen using a 3-4" area and using a simple tap to click?

        Also, owning a galaxy note2, and many now getting larger droid smart phones (apple is missing a big market) that fits in my pocket and is big enough for browsing on the run is fine on that vs having to bring a tablet along as some additional device.

        I can type faster on my note2 than I can on my tablet. Additionally, the voice to text on the note2 is incredible, most often replacing any need to type anything. Tablets should really push voice input as well.

        Also concur on purchasing done only on laptop/pc. Purchasing on mobile is more cumbersome and also has more security issues real and/or perceived.
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    I prefer the PC by far this is something we still use in offices too. I prefer working on a pc with good posture and distance then on a bed with a laptop
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  • Profile picture of the author FlyingSuccess
    The PC isn't dead, even though mobile internet browsing is skyrocketing. Did you hear the latest news that Zuckerbook is partnering with mobile companies to enable poorer countries to have internet access for hardly anything?

    MAKE SURE WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING IS MOBILE-ENABLED.

    If you have a website, there are many premium themes that are now mobile-enabled and will transition. If you have a blog, make sure it's mobile-enabled. Same with whatever "affiliate"products your are promoting...

    There's nothing worse than trying to navigate through a website on my touchscreen android and I get a pop-up or can't find where to go.

    We all want to steer clear of any self-proclaimed "marketing gurus"...those are, in my opinion, dead. Yes, there were days when they were making literally hundreds of thousands of dollars a month but nowdays they are lucky to be bringing in a few thousand...thanks to so many people getting scammed...people aren't joining or buying from "gurus" anymore.

    But regarding PC's themselves...there are less being manufactured but still a necessity...I would die if they died.
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  • Profile picture of the author Midnight Oil
    2013 Visits through 8/21/13
    desktop 68.1%
    mobile 24.5%
    tablet 7.4%

    2012 Visits through 8/21/12
    desktop 78.5%
    mobile 16.4%
    tablet 5.1%

    2012 vs. 2013 Visits YTD
    Total Visits +32.9%
    desktop +15.3%
    mobile +98.5%
    tablet +94.2%
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Current year vs. previous year.
      Desktop DOWN 10.4% even though traffic INCREASED by 32.9%?
      Mobile UP 8.1%
      Tablet UP 2.3%

      Maybe I am missing something?

      Is there a breakout for laptops?
      I do not consider laptops in the same category as PC's.

      My personal opinion is that PC sales (different from website visit stats) will continue to plummet world wide as laptops, tablets and mobile devices increase in sales.


      Originally Posted by Midnight Oil View Post

      2013 Visits through 8/21/13
      desktop 68.1%
      mobile 24.5%
      tablet 7.4%

      2012 Visits through 8/21/12
      desktop 78.5%
      mobile 16.4%
      tablet 5.1%

      2012 vs. 2013 Visits YTD
      Total Visits +32.9%
      desktop +15.3%
      mobile +98.5%
      tablet +94.2%
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      • Profile picture of the author JDArchitecture
        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

        I do not consider laptops in the same category as PC's.
        I think you need to change your thinking.

        The distinction is no more critical than the difference between a true desktop and a tower. It's merely form factor. The typical owner uses all three devices the exact same way, it's just obviously easier to move a laptop around.

        I haven't seen any studies, and frankly I don't really care, but I'll bet that a very high percentage of laptops spend nearly 100% of their time in one building/location.

        "Traditional" PC (desktop/tower) sales will continue to decline mostly because the typical consumer doesn't want (or need) a big box, separate monitor, and a dedicated place to keep it all. Not to mention the convenience of portability without a significant loss in performance and usability

        The biggest factor in all this is the major price reductions that have allowed the choice to become more feasible for more people.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
          No, I don't think so. The portability factor alone is a HUGE distinction and places the laptop in the portable-device category.

          Or, as I like to call it, the Dunkin Donuts factor. How easy is it to go to Dunkin and get some real work :rolleyes: done?

          Desktop, tower - Dunkin-factor - 1/2 dried-up munchkin.

          Laptop - Dunkin-factor - 2 dozen assorted donuts and a large coffee with cream and extra sugar.

          I'm just saying.

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          Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

          I do not consider laptops in the same category as PC's.
          Originally Posted by JDArchitecture View Post

          I think you need to change your thinking.

          The distinction is no more critical than the difference between a true desktop and a tower. It's merely form factor. The typical owner uses all three devices the exact same way, it's just obviously easier to move a laptop around.

          I haven't seen any studies, and frankly I don't really care, but I'll bet that a very high percentage of laptops spend nearly 100% of their time in one building/location.

          "Traditional" PC (desktop/tower) sales will continue to decline mostly because the typical consumer doesn't want (or need) a big box, separate monitor, and a dedicated place to keep it all. Not to mention the convenience of portability without a significant loss in performance and usability

          The biggest factor in all this is the major price reductions that have allowed the choice to become more feasible for more people.
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          • Profile picture of the author JDArchitecture
            Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

            No, I don't think so. The portability factor alone is a HUGE distinction and places the laptop in the portable-device category.
            You're really missing the point.

            Ask yourself:

            1) Other than portability, how are laptops used differently than desktops?

            2) When designing a site, is it anywhere near as important to be concerned about laptops vs smaller devices using a portable OS?


            I'll answer those for you.

            1) They aren't.
            2) No.

            Let's go further.

            When thinking about the typical wired person who does computing, is it fair to say that a laptop is commonly their primary (and probably only) "real" computer?

            Is it reasonable to believe that in order for the typical person to do real computing, a laptop is every bit as functional as a desktop?

            So what benefit is it to you, as a marketer, to make a distinction between laptops and desktops?

            Answer: There is none.
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            • Profile picture of the author seasoned
              Originally Posted by JDArchitecture View Post

              You're really missing the point.

              Ask yourself:

              1) Other than portability, how are laptops used differently than desktops?

              2) When designing a site, is it anywhere near as important to be concerned about laptops vs smaller devices using a portable OS?


              I'll answer those for you.

              1) They aren't.
              2) No.

              Let's go further.

              When thinking about the typical wired person who does computing, is it fair to say that a laptop is commonly their primary (and probably only) "real" computer?

              Is it reasonable to believe that in order for the typical person to do real computing, a laptop is every bit as functional as a desktop?

              So what benefit is it to you, as a marketer, to make a distinction between laptops and desktops?

              Answer: There is none.
              BESIDES, outside of portability, a desktop can do anything a laptop can, but MORE reliably, MORE economically, in LESS time, and FOR LESS MONEY!

              All things being equal, that will ALWAYS be true! WHY? The portability requires compromise, and that ALWAYS means the price is higher. A desktop can be stable, which ALWAYS means more reliable. A desktop runs on the charging system, and the added circuitry hurts efficiency. All of the inefficiencies, reliability, etc... mean a higher cost.

              I may have a lot of laptops, but I have a lot of desktops. I could ALWAYS easily fix the desktops. The laptops are harder, if you can even fix them.

              HECK, look at the market! They try to make tablets work like laptops(With hinged bases that have a keyboard, give expandability, more power, and more and more often INTEL compatibility). They are also making laptops more like desktops with pluggable bases that give expandability and more power.

              They will ALWAYS cost more though. And smaller(in size) and lighter devices will always cost more, and have less capacity, etc... Oh SURE, you can say, like I heard a computer show vendor say once, that people will NEVER need that much, but it has proven to NOT be true! HOW? OK, what she did was LAUGH and say "WHO WOULD *****EVER***** need 2.5GB!"! HER emphasis, not mine! Hey, I did! That was almost 20 years ago. I just upgraded my laptop to 1TB! That is 409.6 TIMES the size of the 2.5GB drive that person laughed at for my wanting! BTW I have an ETL rogram that requires a database. Those two PROGRAMS take up over 2GB!!!!!! If I recall right, they are closer to about 6GB.

              So if you look at the more expensive systems, which ARE becoming more popular and cheaper, you can see the REAL trend.

              Steve
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            • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
              Originally Posted by JDArchitecture View Post

              You're really missing the point.

              No, I'm not. It is you who is trying to force your parameters on me and my computing style. Not happening.

              Ask yourself:

              1) Other than portability, how are laptops used differently than desktops?

              Portability is the main difference and advantage. With a tower, mini-tower or desktop you have to go to the computer. I can, and often do take my computer with me.

              2) When designing a site, is it anywhere near as important to be concerned about laptops vs smaller devices using a portable OS?

              Non sequitur!


              I'll answer those for you.

              1) They aren't.
              2) No.

              Again non sequitur. You are asking and answering your own questions that are not germane to the conversation.

              Let's go further.

              When thinking about the typical wired person who does computing, is it fair to say that a laptop is commonly their primary (and probably only) "real" computer?

              Is it reasonable to believe that in order for the typical person to do real computing, a laptop is every bit as functional as a desktop?

              So what benefit is it to you, as a marketer, to make a distinction between laptops and desktops?

              Even though you have tried to steer the conversation with misguided questions, your logic is faulty.

              The MAJOR benefit that a laptop provides to me, my business, and anyone else who uses one is that my computer comes with me. If all you have is a desktop, you have to go to it.


              Answer: There is none.

              Again, you're wrong.
              Sound like to me a whole lot of justification on your part for being tied to a desktop.

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              • Profile picture of the author Cosmit
                A desktop will not be replaced anytime soon for:

                - Gamers
                - Programmers
                - Web developers
                - Anyone that require higher GPU/CPU (Photoshop, Video editing, Sound editing)
                - Anyone who's not impressed by a small screen.

                Mobile phones provide convenience. The drawback is the decrease in comfort, monitor size, CPU power, GPU power, memory, among some of the things.
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  • Profile picture of the author blewwave
    I know one thing for sure Steve, I hate using mobile phones and Tablets for my business and internet use. I love my laptop and PCs and like the use of multiple monitors to see all my information. I guess everyone is different but there will always be certain types of people like people that will always read the newspaper or people that want to read a book or study from a binder of paper. I guess the digital wave will eventually take over (not that it hasn't already).
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  • Profile picture of the author BurtL
    Personally, my tablet is used primarily when I'm in bed or on the throne reading news or watching videos.

    All the buying is done on a PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    Steve, I'll be mainly using a PC when the majority are walking around with the latest device that floats in the air and reads people's minds. Yep, I'm Old Skool!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eternal
    Never think they will die, as a matter of a fact they will evolve and get better with cloud based storage.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Back in the 70's my dad got a calculator for $500 and people were laughing at him saying - I can get a pencil for a penny. He said the calculator was a lot better than his gigantic adding machine because he could carry it in his pocket and the 9V battery gave him power.

    In 1978 he was hot on the apple. Then in the 80's it was a desk top pc. In the 90's it was a lap top to do autocad, but I notice he does not use a lap top any more. Yeah, it is a new phone that is all the rage.

    He likes the phone because he can carry it with him like that calculator back in the 70's and he has a lot more power. The PC is not only dead, but it is buried and gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author daddykool
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    Have you yet seen anyone, actually use any software that you currently use on Win7 for your everyday IM work, on anything but a PC?

    Tablets, touch screen, all great for certain "applications and uses" but to actually work on... the PC will never go the way of Betamax and Motorola 8500x cellphones!
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    MANY people have trouble navigating or reading smaller devices. HECK, the devices probably don't have that much power anyway! SERIOUSLY! I have an older version of a VERY popular device today, and I am lucky if it makes it a DAY! If I were playing games or browsing sites, it would be less likely to survive. ALSO, many things aren't supported, and most stuff is NOT made for that form factor.

    So HOW could one think they can replace a laptop?

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  • Profile picture of the author articlesarthors
    Who says the PC is dead? I love my tablets and my phone, but they are no replacement for my laptop or my desktop. I do use them all fairly equally but if I had a lot of work to get done, you can be sure I will have my laptop with me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If PC's are dead, what would office workers in major corporations be using? Why would Microsoft continue to come out with different versions of a new operation system? PC's are alive and working. Dell has an advanced laptop called "Alienware"... not going anywhere no time soon. Too powerful.
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