“PCs are transitioning from a one-size-fits-all computing platform to a more-specialized device, prized for its ability to complement other devices. “The PC market is experiencing dramatic structural changes,” said Mr. Atwal.” Moving forward, PCs will no longer be a market by themselves, but part of a larger device market that ranges from smart televisions to the most-basic-feature phones. Within this market, consumers and professionals will increasingly use the combination of devices that best suits their particular needs.””
“For the first time, IDC is forecasting PC microprocessor units by processor architecture, including those based on x86 and those based on ARM. By 2015, IDC expects that over 13% of PC processors will be based on the ARM architecture.”
“The spec that jumps out: 1080P for 10 hours on a charge of a smart-phone. Intel is getting close to being able to do that with the battery in a netbook… I think ARM is ahead and pulling away. Did I mention USB3 in a smart-thingy??? How is that not going to end up in a PC, desktop, notebook or netbook? Everyone will want one.”
I’m only 8 months ahead of the pros. Surely that will earn me some creds with the commentators…
The world of IT is changing, rapidly, and the answer to many problems is no longer Wintel but ARM and Linux. Get used to it. Just as the thin client is taking over the desktop, ARM is taking over all things mobile and Linux works everywhere. Soon ARM will be working everywhere as well.