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Windows 7: The PC: "I'm Not Dead Yet!"

06 Aug 2012   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 with Media center
 
 

Already seeing laptops dumbing down & becoming Tablets with keyboards. Apple & Samsung latest slimline no longer have user battery or memory upgradeable parts, add the decline of expresscard slots means most new laptops have a 2yr shelf life.

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06 Aug 2012   #12

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Most laptops except for the top of the line ones and tablets and things like that will get cheeper because of compatition. Ofcourse they will be made cheeper. They will become like a Bic lighter. It quiet working, throw it away and get another one. Cell phones do all kinds of computing, email, pictures, surfing on line. When was the last time anybody had one repaired. Take it back or throw it away and get another one.
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06 Aug 2012   #13
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

By dumbing down I don't mean the technology itself but rather the user.
I see the school system (here) letting kids down in the core fundamentals that don't change irrespective of what new gadget becomes available.
eg.
Times table -> arithmetic -> broader mathematics
spelling -> grammar / sentence construction -> expression
science -> how do you work, how does the fancy gadget work

I need to add that technology can facilitate the dumbing down process. Just because a kid knows the buttons to press it can hide their fundamental weaknesses.

Sorry on a roll here guys.
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06 Aug 2012   #14
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When a desktop, laptop and tablet are all within reach I will always sit down at the desktop. Probably because of all the intense typing going on. But I'd use it to do a shopping or restaurant search, too. It's the size of the screen, more than anything. I like to be able to settle back instead of lean forward. It's enough of an obsession I'll use a 24 inch monitor and make the type huge.
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07 Aug 2012   #15

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

When they make a tablet with a full size keyboard, a 22" or larger monitor and/or multiple monitors, 4-8GB RAM, an optical drive, a decent sound card, and enough disk space to store all my books, mp3s, videos, etc., I might consider one.
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07 Aug 2012   #16

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I'm not sure where Personal Computing is headed. But I know one thing. It's inevitable that the first generation of users who have the hardware jacked directly into their heads and wifi directly to the cloud, are going to be totally pissed when the next interface has an extra connection that can't be circumvented by an adapter. "Just had that damn neurosurgery 6 months ago and already I have to go back for re-grooving !"
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11 Aug 2012   #17
MPN

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

At one point i think the desktop might die out. As technology gets better and better we can in the end make smaller components witch is allot more power full than today`s PC and we will sit with laptop in the end.
If i could buy a laptop with more power than i could get from a high end desktop PC cheaper, i would with no doubt buy the laptop.
I'm speaking as a gamer tho.
As i see it a laptop is better in every way than a desktop. Easy to move and not that hard to change components (might be a bit harder than a desktop for inexperienced users)

But tablets and smaller gadgets will never take over the PC.

(Hope im not off track with the thread with this post)
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11 Aug 2012   #18

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPN View Post
i would with no doubt buy the laptop.
I'm speaking as a gamer tho.
As i see it a laptop is better in every way than a desktop. Easy to move and not that hard to change components (might be a bit harder than a desktop for inexperienced users)
as a gamer dont u like to play games on a big screen? or have teamspeak and other usefull stuff on a second large screen?
a laptop could never replace a desktop for me
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11 Aug 2012   #19
MPN

Windows 7 Home x64
 
 

Just got my first gaming desktop last year, and before that i have been playing on laptops. And im only using 1 screen now while im playing my desktop. Dosnt bother me having to "alt-tab" to get out of the game and surf the net or do what ever. and playing on a little bit smaller screen dosnt bother me either.
And dosnt laptop have team speak?
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11 Aug 2012   #20

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

i was the same. i bought a laptop for gaming which had a 17ich screen but i enjoy the games more a bigger screen. everyone to their own i suppose enit
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