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Submission + - The consumer PC market will collapse quicker than anybody thinks (

mattydread23 writes: Computers are lasting longer than ever. Storage is getting cheaper and storage bounds are disappearing, especially as people start to offload files to the cloud. There's no new killer app that requires a PC upgrade. There's no necessary new networking technology that requires a new computer. Consumers don't care about the expiration of Windows XP next year. As a result, PCs will become like big-screen TVs: Expensive, luxury items that are rarely replaced. The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th PCs in every house will be a tablet. Every student's first PC will be a tablet. And any company without a viable tablet strategy will be dead.
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The consumer PC market will collapse quicker than anybody thinks

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