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PCs aren't dead, they're microwaves

Brad Chacos | April 18, 2013
Pundits shout that PCs are dead, but the truth is much more mundane: Computers have become commodity appliances.

Before long, every tablet could have Surface Pro power without the Surface Pro's inherent limitations, and every laptop could transform into a sleek tablet when extreme portability is necessary. On that day, when hybrids finally make good on their promise, people will truly have an incentive to upgrade their appliances--read: PCs--post-haste.

What is a computer? As PCs evolve, blurring the lines between laptops, tablets, and whatever you want to call Google Glass, the definition becomes murky. Before long, though, maybe we'll be able to say that a computer is conclusively not a mere appliance.


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