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I think tablets are good for playing mahjong and other simple games while on FB, while sitting on the couch or wherever. But to replace a full pc? nah.. I just don't see it. Perhaps when tech becomes so small that a gtx 660 or an hd 7870 can fit into such a small package BUT, that's where a laptop comes into play.. A keyboard and a monitor are a must have for MOST people. Even today's laptops are fighting hard to make room for more power yet the cpu's just lack the power of a full fledged desktop. Got to admit, putzing on a tablet while the 'other half' watched dance moms sure helped my sanity!
A tablet can't replace a desktop gaming PC. They both have their place in the market. As a PC gamer, I would take the table on the road but for ultimate gaming a custom built desktop is the way to go.
That's the thing lots of people just use computers to send emails and check FB or look something up on the web. That's why tablets are doing so well.
A tablet cant replace a gaming desktop rig for high powered games and software so while the market is shrinking I think long term, desktops stick around.
They dont mention about people building their own PC's.. only about PCs dolf through DELL or HP etc
I build all of my own PCs and I own a Tablet too.
The Tablet gets it's use at night, but many nights, not at all. The only game I play on the Tablet is Angry Birds and that is not too often either. But I use my Kindle ~every night~ before I sleep.
During the day, I use my PCs exclusively. They have a lot more appeal to me for surfing the web and gaming. The 27" screens help with that.