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Windows 7: Why PC Sales Have Stalled

30 Jul 2014   #11
Phill3990

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I have a smart phone, tablet and desktop. I love my PC and will always have one, tablets can be annoying and have low battery life (usually). My phone is a HTC one and its battery currently lasts a day or so, even less when using WiFi. Yes technology is 'moving forward' but i still think desktops have more positives than a tablet or phone. I hate seeing parents walking in the street, with their faces in a phone ignoring their kids. It is sad but it happens and it has increased the last few years. It is not surprise that young people are hooked on such device when all they see is their parents using them most of the day.

Goes a bit off topic but that's my opinion, I prefer desktops and always will!

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Phill3990


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30 Jul 2014   #12
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Apple is doing ok.


Calling into question the legitimacy of market estimates the tech media uncritically presents as factual.



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Globally, Apple reported that Mac sales jumped year-over-year for its fiscal Q3, a unit increase of 18 percent and a new June quarter record.

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While iPad sales retracted in the U.S., Cook noted that Apple's Mac sales made up the difference. American buyers opted to buy more powerful Macs, and in particular Apple's light and thin notebooks.

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Apple's sales figures not only contradict both IDC and Gartner figures, but also both firm's market conclusions.
Apple, Inc's double digit U.S. Mac growth contradicts IDC & Gartner reports of a Mac sales slump
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30 Jul 2014   #13
Jonguy30

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phill3990 View Post
I have a smart phone, tablet and desktop. I love my PC and will always have one, tablets can be annoying and have low battery life (usually). My phone is a HTC one and its battery currently lasts a day or so, even less when using WiFi. Yes technology is 'moving forward' but i still think desktops have more positives than a tablet or phone. I hate seeing parents walking in the street, with their faces in a phone ignoring their kids. It is sad but it happens and it has increased the last few years. It is not surprise that young people are hooked on such device when all they see is their parents using them most of the day.

Goes a bit off topic but that's my opinion, I prefer desktops and always will!

Thanks

Phill3990
I will also always prefer PCs. I'm one of those people who have a "non-smart" mobile phone. The great thing about it is that the battery lasts very long! It can last UP TO TOW WEEKS!!!! Try to beat that with your "smart-phone"! LOL.

I also don't even make too many calls, so that helps too.

About parents with their eyes glued to their phones, I see that here too. It's even more disturbing seeing those people in the traffic driving their cars. I just hope the Police takes care of them, hah.
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30 Jul 2014   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Jonguy30;2843259]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phill3990 View Post
...It's even more disturbing seeing those people in the traffic driving their cars. I just hope the Police takes care of them, hah.
Hah is right! After CA passed their no cell phone (other than hands free) law, I saw no change in cell phone usage.
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30 Jul 2014   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea these small screen devices haven't been around long enough to really get the eye strain impact over long term usage,

Your eye sight doesn't improve with age
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30 Jul 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
...Your eye sight doesn't improve with age
You got that right!
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30 Jul 2014   #17
Gary

Win 10 Pro 64
 
 

Maybe it is the economy?
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30 Jul 2014   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The economy hasn't helped any.
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30 Jul 2014   #19
Wrend

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, Debian GNU/Linux 64bit (virtual machine on a RAM drive)
 
 

I'm not convinced that PC sales have actually stalled.

Also, that there is a substantial conflict between "handheld devices" and "computers" (laptops, desktops, et cetera), seems like a false assumption to me. Sure, some handheld devices offer some of the same functionality, but so what?

Are some people getting handheld devices instead of more traditional computers? Probably. Are handheld devices replacing computers? To some extent, perhaps, but overall so far, not really from what I've seen. Just because more people are buying handheld devices doesn't mean people aren't buying and building computers. I'm thinking that it is the rate of growth of more traditional computer sales in comparison to mobile devices that may have "slowed down" rather than the number of those kinds of computers being used and bought.

Personally speaking (so perhaps not all that relevant), I've bought more traditional computers and computer parts more recently than I ever have before. I've also bought newer handheld devices, but less frequently than traditional computer parts. I know I've spent a whole lot more on traditional computer parts overall, recently, and even on individual components recently than on handheld devices. But yes, I'm not most people.

I'd like to see a comparison of when and how many people have had "traditional computers" in their households and at their places of employment. I'm guessing that the general trend for this number has only gone up, even taking into account population growth.

Likewise, I have more "traditional computers" and computer parts in my household and place of employment than I ever have. As far as I know, that's also the case for everyone that I personally know, including my parents and their household.

So yeah, I find the notion of there being a significant conflict between traditional computers and mobile devices to be false. A purchased mobile device does not mean an unpurchased traditional computer. Likewise, just because there are more mobile devices being sold than there have been previously, it doesn't mean traditional computers are losing out on that market, since they're different markets, though they may have some overlap. It's kind of like trying to compare the sale of houses/apartments with the sale of automobiles in the previous century even though some people have mobile homes.
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30 Jul 2014   #20
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The Let's have fun groups:
First group 12-23, Fourth group 65-80
The Let's keep a job groups:
Second & Third groups: 24-64

The "Let's keep a job groups" see the necessity of PCs.
The "Let's Keep a job groups" can of course indulge themselves in smartphones and tablets when time permits.
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