All this talk of the “PC” being obsolete is a bit off-base. A PC is a computer that is suitable for use by an individual. That cuts out main-frames but includes just about every other type of computer in mass production: desktops, notebooks, netbooks, tablets, smart phones and various smart thingies embedded in various gadgets and appliances. Ordinary folks can even use main-frames remotely if they are running some web application. The PC is here to stay but it won’t be staying in the legacy formats.
The “desktop” intended to cover a good portion of a desk or to hold up a monitor is dead for consumers although some foolishly locked-in businesses may still feel that’s what a PC looks like. The rest of us will use thin clients that bolt on to the back of a monitor or reside inside it. We don’t generally need “drives” or expansion slots in our PCs so why pay for them and have them take up space? We don’t need to use 100W gadgets near where we work when 10W or less can do the job. PCs will be like light-bulbs. Smaller and cheaper to own and operate is better.
A tiny ARMed CPU does not need a 400W power supply or a 10kg case to support it. They can fit in a pocket-sized gadget and do most of the things that a PC does: create, find, store and present information.
A small cheap computer does not need an OS with a $100 price-tag. The thing that is really obsolete largely is Wintel, a fire-breathing CPU and huge expensive resources being squandered by a bloated OS. Small cheap computers need FLOSS OS and applications because they permit PCs to be smaller and cheaper. Use stuff with ARM CPUs and GNU/Linux or Android/Linux.
Here are some sellers of non-obsolete PCs:
There are many others. Those are just some biggies. Products are available from ISPs and retail outlets globally. Google is your friend. If you disagree with my thesis, reflect on the 994million results. That other OS gets only 1270million results. It’s not the only game in town. QED.