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The PC Ain't Dead, It's Just Waiting on Win 8

Tablet makers, pundits and rabble-rousers are still touting the death of the PC. And how do they write these scathing words? On a PC or laptop, of course.

Clearly tablets are hot -- many buy them for a truly mobile computing experience and as an adjunct to a real computer. That is far different from replacing them with a real computer.

Analyst firm Gartner seems to understand this and believes PC sales will increase nicely in 2013, which is when Win 8 will really get rolling.

This doesn't mean the PC regains its total dominance. Cloud services mean much of processing and storage takes place off site, though I'd argue that the primary window into all this is still Windows. And smartphones can do more and more, but only the young have eyes good enough to stare at one of these things all day.

How do you see your computing habits in the next year or two? Out-do Gartner with real-world predictions by writing to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 03/16/2012 at 1:19 PM


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