“The only hope for the PC industry is 4K, but 4K or UHD panels are still prohibitively expensive and it will take a few years before we see affordable 4K monitors in the 23- to 26-inch range.
Pricing is not the only problem, though. More resolution means more GPU muscle, which translates into more heat and less battery life. There is almost no 4K content yet, either.
Although websites might look a bit better on 4K, most sites simply donâ€™t use high res graphics and until they start using high quality images the difference wonâ€™t be anything to write home about. We will get there eventually.”
see PC slump might well have a silver lining – Nobody wants boring boxes anymore, time to innovate
Nope. Higher resolutions can happen with ARM, x86/amd64, and GNU/Linux or Android/Linux. The salvation of the PC industry is */Linux. That’s the only way to reduce costs enough to improve price/performance for consumers. Businesses certainly don’t need 4K except for multimedia production and gaming. It’s beyond negligible return on investment for general use.
People will buy a second and third PC for their homes but only at a very low price, something impossible with Wintel. The world is demanding */Linux on ARM. Give the world what they want, OEMs and retailers. Stop being M$’s slaves.