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  1. Marvin the Martian

    It's the death of desktops.

    As desktops get replaced by laptops or the occasional iMac-style all-in-one, it's desktops that are on the way out.

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    Death of desktops also greatly exaggerated

    For the past four years (at least), our staff have had the option of desktop or laptop. We're still over 90% desktops, and the proportion of laptops doesn't seem to be rising any more.

    All laptops are a compromise of various sorts between power consumption, processing power, heat, size, weight, battery life, ergonomics etc. For a large proportion of users, the benefits of decent size screen, keyboard and mouse outweigh the single benefit of portability that you get with a laptop.

    1. marky_boi

      exaggerated .... think not, perhaps poor IT choices

      i think if staff are given the choice of a laptop without all the toys, like large screen, keyboard, mouse and stand of course they will choose a desktop.

      Our company provides all the extras to prevent health and safety issues and greater than 90% of staff choose laptops.

      Of course we can and do work from home according to our schedule and our personal needs.

      A toy tablet would not cut the mustard for so many reasons.

      1. Anonymous Coward
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        Speaks volumes

        The fact that you think large screen, keyboard, mouse and stand are needed to make a laptop as useable as a desktop says a great deal. Of course, if you add all those, it costs a great deal more.

  3. Matt 53

    I love my iPad

    But it doesn't allow me to virus scan external hard disks, download essential programs to a USB stick, or run a full range of techie software. It can't burn isos to CDs. Nor can it run without iTunes on a main computer.

    So I still occasionally use my UMPC laptop. For the forseeable future!

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