Over the past couple of years with the rise of the mobile generation there has been quite a lot of talk that the PC (personal computer) is over. With the decrease in sales of desktops and laptops it seems that all of that maybe be coming true and that soon we just might see the PC on the endangered species list. Desktops and laptops though do have a few feature that should ensure that they will stick around.
The first of these advantages is having a keyboard that doesn't take up part of your viewing screen. Sure you can buy Bluetooth keyboards or some tablets even have a snap-on keyboard. The problem is that if you do want a keyboard and buy either Bluetooth option or the snap-on keyboard that is something extra you need to carry taking away from the convenience of tablet or a smartphone.
The second of the advantages is screen size and resolution. There will always be people that for one reason or another will need a bigger screen and a lower resolution to be able to see and read everything that is on the screen. If those people have to settle for a tablet or smartphone that has a screen of 10 inches or less at a high resolution to fit an entire webpage on the screen it might not be readable to them. If they set the resolution lower to be able to read the page they won't be able to fit much of it on the screen at one time. With the large size, usually 15-inches of larger, of both laptops and desktops you can fit that same webpage on the screen at a lower resolution for readability.
A third advantage is computer power. Even though processors, usually 1.5 GHz, and the amount of memory has improved on mobile devices it is still far below a laptop, averaging 2.5 GHz and 4GB of memory, or a desktop, averaging 3GHz and 4 GB or memory. If you are doing a project that requires more processing power than you will need to stick with a laptop or a desktop.
Even though there are some advantages of joining the mobile generation it is too soon to think there is no place for PCs.