Are the sales of desktop computers going down due to the popularity of laptops/Netbooks & smartphones?

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?

Best answer:

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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