Analysts have long predicted the death of the home PC market. Of course, in business, people shall continue to use PCs and Macs, but businesses usually only update their hardware when absolutely necessary, to avoid the disruption of productivity. Since the early 90s, PC manufacturers have made the majority of their money from the home market, with people buying new computers to carry on their work at home, and since the mid to late nineties, to surf the internet.
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This year at Computex, Microsoft is presenting Windows 8 as its answer to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS which have taken over the tablet market. The personal computing niche is changing at top speed, just like the popularity of netbooks was in full swing some time back but has declined at an even faster rate. Now the laptops are also feeling the heat of the rapidly changing scenario, as they are being replaced by handheld tablets operated by touch screens.
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