re: Windows 8: Are PC People Out Of Touch?
My desktop PC has an AMD FX-8150 processor (8-core, 3.6 GHz), 16 GB RAM, a 256-bit, 2 GB video card, 192 KHz/ 24-bit sound card, a 256 GB SSD, a 2 TB HDD, blu-ray and DVD-burner drives, a 27" LED monitor, and for input devices, I have a Logitech G500 mouse, G510 keyboard, and Saitek X52 flight control system. Granted, as one friend put it recently, my PC was outdated by the time I finished typing those stats. But why all that horsepower? Because I love games, and I edit audio on my home PC. It would take a whole lot of tablets and smart phones to play Battlefield 3 as smoothly as this machine does... and at least two Macs ;)
As tablets and smart phones get stronger, so will PC's. I think anyone that states the PC is dying out isn't worth listening to any further, if I'm honest. You can't write software on a smart phone or a tablet... not comfortably, anyway. Desktops will always be the front line of personal computing might, followed not far behind by laptops. Why? Because there will always be guys like me out there, that want a whole lot more than what tablets and phones can provide.