Question by DMR: Are the sales of desktop computers going down due to the popularity of laptops/Netbooks & smartphones?
What is the future of computers and computer gadgets and how they effect each other?
Answer by Lambik
Yes, among some groups. People who merely want to use the internet, chat and surf to regular sites and who use a lot of web apps, have no real need for a desktop.
A laptop or netbook replaces a desktop for those who want the above and other things like word-processing and some games.
A desktop still has the edge on power (thoug laptops are getting more powerful), but desktops have the best ability for extension and upgrading and are still popular for power users.
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