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Earlier this year, some analysts estimated that despite the transition to a

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Have the last 5 years of advancements in desktop PC hardware given anything to users?

Nope.

The vast majority of technology enhancement has been in form factor and efficiency. Everything will get better, but no one will care except in those platforms that are currently performance constrained. Laptops hit a stride a year or two ago, power-wise, and are now playing form-factor games (Ultrabooks). Tablets are hitting the maximum practical power for their form factor (For today).

At this point, hardware gains are primarily about power savings, I think.

Users basically have no need for all the extra raw processing power that hardware is giving them.

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I don't think I'd agree with that. We have solid state drives, which boost the responsiveness of gaming and OS drives quite significantly, and my i7-2700k is 2-4x faster than my old CPU a Q6600 (depending on application), and it's transistors are half the size (despite being released just 4 years after the Q6600). Not everyone's usage patterns take advantage of that fact, but over the past 8 years the power of computer components has been increasing significantly.

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Perfectly logical -- novelty of computers has worn off, not greatly useful to many people, and bad economic conditions.

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While some have pegged Windows 8 as the industry

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I don't see anything saving the traditional PC. Mobile is the future.

I won't purchase a new smartphone for 5 years (I'm perfectly fine with Windows Phone 7), but I'll need a new desktop PC asap (and maybe a new laptop/convertible with large screen). Yes, mobile gadgets are the future...

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Does this just apply to prebuilt machines?

Because businesses like PCSpecialist are booming, as are places that sell individual components. Perhaps manufacturers should stop selling the garbage that they are at the moment and actually make logical specifications.

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