Steve Lange, uk editor-in-chief of ZDNet, believes the end of Windows 7 also marks the end of the PC era. By the time Windows 7 was released, the iPhone and its app store were available, but it was still new, and the iPad was not yet available. If you want to get the job done on the computer, or almost anything else, you need a computer. After just a decade, the situation is much more complicated.
Sales of personal computers have been falling for the past seven years. This ended last year with only modest growth, largely because businesses needed to buy new PCs to run Windows 10 after succumbing to inevitable upgrades. In many cases and in many cases, PCs have been replaced by a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets or digital assistants. Not only pCs, Windows is no longer microsoft’s defined product.
Of course, this is not to say that pCs are dead, and that pcs will remain the main equipment for people to work for the foreseeable future. Many offices and knowledge workers agree. But there are many other options, and people may be working on tablets or mobile phones, while outside of work, some people barely touch pCs.
Even the definition of a personal computer is becoming more and more vague. PC makers have recently exploded with ideas, bringing with them all sorts of whimsical PC designs, sometimes even wonderful new shapes and sizes. Microsoft Surface is a very tablet-like PC, and Lenovo’s X1 Fold features a collapsible screen that can be used as a tablet or as a mini-laptop or desktop. Folding and removable PCs are now mainstream.