Why Desktop PCs are Still Relevant
A close look at why desktops are still very relevant and at least 3 things you still need a desktop PC for.–PC Pitstop.
The chances that you’re reading this article on a tablet or smartphone are growing. This trend is just going to get greater as mobile devices become more affordable and perform at levels we’re familiar with experiencing on our desktop PCs. Screens on mobile devices are getting bigger, marking the dawn of a new era, whether you like it or not. If you’re reading this, you’re probably pondering about whether the PC is still going to be relevant in the coming years or not. Perhaps it’s time we seriously examine this idea and explore some possibilities of the coming market.
Advanced image editing, video editing, and gaming are some of the biggest PC-centric activities that people do on a daily basis. Sure, tablets come close, but nothing beats having a beast that can handle the likes of Adobe Premiere and the latest games on the market. Slowly, but surely, tablets will be able to handle the workloads necessary to run today’s resource-hungry applications, but they’ll never take the strides that PCs are reaching every year simply because of the space advantage desktops have over everything else.
One of the reasons why some of the most powerful programs run best on desktop PCs is that they have tons of space. This space allows manufacturers to implement hardware that generates a lot of heat. Because of the space advantage, you can have large fans in your desktop that blow away all of the heat produced by the number-crunching beast.
There’s no argument here. Tablets have their merits, but the PC will always be one step ahead in hardware power. I doubt this will always be the case though. People used to think that a quad-core processor could never fit in a space smaller than a shoebox. I carry a phone in my pocket every day that proves this old assertion wrong.
But wherever you have more space to work with, you can always pack more of a punch. I highly doubt that PCs will go away. They’ll simply morph into something more awesome, like they always did.
This excerpt is shared with permission from maketecheasier.com.