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Darryl Giors
Hi, I'm Darryl Giors, owner of Mindsync Post Production and your IT service professional. After 15 years of experience in the computer industry I've developed a keen insight for coming trends and industry shakeups. I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't love technology and people. I keep my ear to the ground to keep up with the latest in technology so you don't have to.

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CES 2012 - Is it a PC Apocalypse?

posted Jan 30, 2012, 11:31 PM by Darryl Giors

Reports from this year's Consumer Electronic's Show confirm that the PC is losing favor to portable devices such as cell phones, tablets and e-readers.  PCs were present, primarily in the form of Ultrabooks, an Intel spec for notebook PCs focusing on thin and light without sacrificing performance or battery life.

All told the hottest PCs of late are portable, thin, light and have great battery life.  Even though many of the new Ultrabooks featured screens up to 15" in size, some are as small as 11".  The trend is to get closer to the characteristics of tablet devices which offer screens of 10.1" and smaller, are usually thinner and lighter than a notebook PC and have battery life that often last hours longer.

The question remains: Is the PC era coming to an end?  My opinion is that PC computers will remain a vital part of businesses and the tool of choice for productive individuals.  However, portable devices are eating up the mainstream consumer market.  They are at heart consumption devices for watching video, browsing the web, reading books, playing games, checking email and doing some social networking.  The mainstream consumer will write some emails, share some photos and videos, post to Twitter and Facebook.  Portable devices work well for the occasional bout of typing required for those activities.  However, when it comes to serious creative work and multitasking the PC is a more fitting solution because of a physical full-size keyboard and the ability to multitask well.

Post a comment and let me know what you think the future holds for PCs.

An all new Mindsyncpost.com

posted Oct 22, 2011, 8:52 PM by Darryl Giors   [ updated Oct 24, 2011, 4:07 AM ]

Mindsync Logo
Welcome to our website with an all new look!  Mindsyncpost still offers best in class IT services, but now we have a website that will deliver more information, offer easy ways to contact us and access to media and help files.

I look forward to continually serving my customers and offering support in every way possible!  Thank you for taking a look at what we have to offer.

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