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Re: Desktop PCs May Be Poised for a Comeback
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2014-09-26 08:47:56
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Desktop computer users are more satisfied with their devices than laptop and tablet owners, according to a recent ACSI survey. However, personal computer satisfaction in general appears to be somewhat in the dumps. The annual measure of satisfaction fell 1.3 points to a score of 78 out of a possible 100. The decline in the score for laptops, though, was more severe, dropping four points to 76. Tablets fell by one point, to score 80. The star performer in the category was desktops: With a three-point gain, they took the lead at 81.


Re: Desktop PCs May Be Poised for a Comeback
Posted by: jescott418 2014-10-09 07:09:05 In reply to: Erika Morphy
In my case I actually like using a desktop PC better. The mobile solution is always a compromise to make it more compact and lighter. Two examples myself that I grew tired of was a 11.6" Chromebook and a iPad and Nexus 7 Tablet.
Both I grew tired of because of size and lack of abilities. I always gravitated back to my laptop or desktop PC. To me the limiting factor of PC sales has pretty much come from the poor acceptance of Windows 8. Otherwise, I think sales of PC would have increased more. I know I would have purchased a new PC if it were not for Windows 8. I have nothing against the mobile platform other then I do not find a tablet any better then my smartphone at providing a mobile solution. For home I still like a PC.

The Android experience "stinks"? What?
Posted by: guitarpete987 2014-10-06 11:22:11 In reply to: Erika Morphy
I think this article is very accurate in a lot of ways. I actually predicted that this push toward mobile would fizzle out in a few years once people figured out that tablets are generally terrible for doing anything productive on. Simply put, Windows, Mac OS, and Linux are still the best way to actually get things done and create content, because creating quality content usually demands horsepower and precise input control, the latter which suffers considerably on any touch screen device, even with active pen input.

I've seen for years people trying to get their Galaxy Tabs and their iPads to adapt to their work style when all they needed to use was a desktop or a laptop.

That's not to say the experience itself is bad on tablets, however. The experience, especially with Android Kit Kat, is exceptionally smooth, streamlined, and actually the most powerful and efficient its ever been. The one that seems to be suffering in usability in my opinion here is iOS, which appears to be taking more cues from Android than ever before but showing clumsiness in their execution. For every thing I want to do in iOS, IF I can do it, there are two ways or more to accomplish this task in Android.

Bottom line though, everyone STILL needs a powerful desktop in their home. Any time that need to create something of lasting value or do meaningful WORK arises, there's nothing like a large screen, a mouse, a keyboard, and a lot of horsepower.

Re: Desktop PCs May Be Poised for a Comeback
Posted by: GlenBr 2014-09-26 08:50:15 In reply to: Erika Morphy
I'd like to know how the android tablet experience 'stinks'. Not looking for an argument, but I am looking for info, as I'm getting ready to replace my 1st Gen Kindle Fire, and have been thinking I'd like a more open system. Particularly when it comes to ebooks.
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