If you allow me to split hairs here.Nantucket said:I disagree.
In our workplace and other places I have worked staff tend to use PCs rather than laptops. PCs are more secure and the IT guys have better access to what you're doing and in general they are safer in case you lose your laptop. Some directors have Ipads but on the whole you cannot write reports on an Ipad. They have desktop computers in their offices.
PCs will not die out anytime soon. Not only that, people would rather game on a PC than a Mac or a tablet. Tablets are not comfortable to play on and those little casual games are on the bus. I couldn't see dedicating hours of my life to Temple Run unless I was on a never ending bus journey. Macs are... well... I'm not sure how things are now but when I first started gaming most games were not available on the Macs.
First of all, you don't have to be a prick.SciMal said:Could have just stopped reading there. That "joke" is older than you are, and shows a complete lack of attempt to be fair.
Secondly, this is bullshit. Metro blows for those of us who are power users.SciMal said:Well no fuck, that's why they made W8. Frankly, the initial criticism (omg I have to adapt to new UI! WTF!) is just born of laziness.
Amusingly enough, it's actually Tuesday here.Zachary Amaranth said:More complaints about Microsoft, Metro, and the death of PCs.
Must be Tuesday.
That depends on what criteria you use to compare them and what ratios of performance you'll accept as 'competing'... not to mention all the various trade offs that you have to consider when it comes to miniaturisation (generally power Vs waste hear, and price... there's always price to consider).BiscuitTrouser said:I know logically laptops physically can compete with the graphics cards and RAM options available for my tower
You can build a laptop from scratch... but options are severely limited and you'll end up paying around an extra 50-100% more than you would just buying the laptop off the shelf, so to speak... and that's assuming you can source all the parts to build it in the first place.but i hate the inability to customize and build laptops.
Does that joke count as retro?LordFish said:It's a massive dick move from Micro$oft...
whats a power user?TK421 said:those of us who are power users.
You know that Nintendo has a new console coming out in, like, a month, right? And that Microsoft and Sony are almost certainly working on new consoles to come out in the next year or two? Honestly, this comment makes no sense at all.Ultratwinkie said:Consoles are over 7 years old. They are laughingstocks now. Any PC now can out perform a console. Especially now that the market opened up through casual and social gaming.
Do you know that high quality "casual" games cost less to make than the standard AAA titles? How do you know this?Ultratwinkie said:What makes more sense? A high budget game with low profits or a low budget game with high profits? Its clear casual is the new AAA.
To be frank, PC were never really powerhouses to begin with. They had a surge in popularity in the 90s thanks to Doom and it's "clones". But now that FPS are on consoles too, the PC has more or less slid back into a niche position.Entitled said:I think, actually it's pretty likely that the PC will die.
Not really, but in the same way as PC gaming "died" during the past decade, changing from a powerhouse of the industry, into a fringe of indies, old-school niches, facebook-casuals, and a place to dump console ports to, with only 1-2 PC exclusive blockbuster a year.
It did "die" as far as the general "gamer" public is concerned, but meanwhile, it brought a new audience, and also gave something new to it's original audience.
The PC itself, as a machine, can die in the same way. Disappear from the public consciousness, stop being an industrially relevant powerhouse, and be it's own thing.
Also, I don't think that computing power will matter all that much in the future. Just as PC gaming already mostly adapted to the fact that a seven year old machine is the standard, so there are few reasons to build a stronger PC than that, likewise tablets can become a new power standard, and everything will mostly adapt to them.
This is in a way correct but in a more factual way totally wrong.deadish said:To be frank, PC were never really powerhouses to begin with. They had a surge in popularity in the 90s thanks to Doom and it's "clones". But now that FPS are on consoles too, the PC has more or less slid back into a niche position.