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    Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Patrick Moorhead observed that the "PC ruled over everything else," at CES 2020.
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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    PC rule, mobile ASO are so NOT COOL.

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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    ....

    However, we are expecting lots of exciting PC and related tech news this year - some of it will likely inspire PC enthusiasts to upgrade components or even whole computer systems.
    PC "enthusiasts" prrobably will be inspired, but I wonder what the vast bulk of us, seeing a PC as a fool to gdt a job done, will think?

    Personally, I tend to replace my washing machine when it breaks down and us beyond economic repair, not when manufacturers come up with some new wheeze.

    I agree that a washing machine analogy only holds so far, and there are areas (most obviously gaming, but some others too) where increased speed and sheer grunt enable things that seren't possible, or too slos to be practical, before but I'd argue that's the minority and largely covered by "enthusiasts".

    I used to be an enthusiast. But that was back when each iteration truly enabled new capabilities that I needed, or even merely wanted ... but my PCs do everything I need and more or less what I want, and I haven't upgraded in years.

    I've been watching CES announcements and few if any so far have induced 'excitement' and no inspiration. A fair few yawns, though.
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    Many would probably jump at the chance to get a smart washing machine that send you a txt when it is don't, i just go to the "stupid" washing machine in 60 minutes and i know it is done.
    But granted i do use the countdown in my phone to know when a hour have passed as i share the machine with other people on the block.

    I get a new,,,,,, whatever, when the old one are broken, or in the case of PC make sense upgrading + i am a shopaholic so nice to buy hardware.
    My current PC upgrade are over one i made in 2010 or 11, and from 4 core/32 Gb to 12 / 64GB + nvme for a snappy experience.

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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Honestly I haven't seen anything innovative in the pc space for years now....
    Sticking 5G into a laptop isn't innovative, it's just a natural progression of wireless networking/mobile internet.
    Foldable pc's concepts/designs have been around for ages, they've just become a little more practical now the hardware is compact enough.
    Faster cpu's, new releases of existing hardware and joining an already existing field (automotive chips) isn't innovative either....

    As to whether any of the recent updates will get me to upgrade... nope, I'd already decided it was time to start/finish saving for a pc upgrade as I'm now at the point where the pc is holding me up again... in other words I'm starting to feel the dreaded 'slowdown' of a pc, but also feel I can at least wait till next ryzen cpu and nvidia gpu updates.

    Same goes with my mobile phone, feel I need to replace it now due to battery life feeling shorter but again won't be doing anything about that until end of February at the earliest due to knowing 'new releases' aren't far off with mwc just round the corner, so price drops or better bang per buck is incoming.

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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Same goes with my mobile phone, feel I need to replace it now due to battery life feeling shorter but again won't be doing anything about that until end of February at the earliest due to knowing 'new releases' aren't far off with mwc just round the corner, so price drops or better bang per buck is incoming.
    When it gets to the point that you are definitely replacing the phone and have nothing to lose, search youtube for battery replacement. I've done a few now, though I did invest in some specialist glue to stick glass backs back on. Gets you another couple of years.

    I now replace phones when they no longer have enough ram to be responsive, or the last OS update is too old to be useful (though a 3rd party ROM helped in my Moto G 4G for another year there).

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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    When it gets to the point that you are definitely replacing the phone and have nothing to lose, search youtube for battery replacement. I've done a few now, though I did invest in some specialist glue to stick glass backs back on. Gets you another couple of years.

    I now replace phones when they no longer have enough ram to be responsive, or the last OS update is too old to be useful (though a 3rd party ROM helped in my Moto G 4G for another year there).
    I have done this myself but the biggest issue I've had is sourcing a new battery. When the original manufacture batteries on Amazon/Ebay are almost all 3rd party knock offs it can be hard to source a trust worth one or can you recommend a site? I may be limited as I only tend to buy budget sets nowadays (£160 Nokia 7.1 currently).
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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    How can I get paid for stating the obvious?

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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    When it gets to the point that you are definitely replacing the phone and have nothing to lose, search youtube for battery replacement. I've done a few now, though I did invest in some specialist glue to stick glass backs back on. Gets you another couple of years.

    I now replace phones when they no longer have enough ram to be responsive, or the last OS update is too old to be useful (though a 3rd party ROM helped in my Moto G 4G for another year there).
    Nah phones old now so could do with an update anyway.. having said that it's (original moto g) served me well.

    Time for a new shiny one, just wish I could find a reasonably spec'd stock android phone which is close to the size of my moto g.... I don't really want to carry what would have been deemed a tablet a few years back around as a phone....and not priced stupidly wouldn't hurt either

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Nah phones old now so could do with an update anyway.. having said that it's (original moto g) served me well.

    Time for a new shiny one, just wish I could find a reasonably spec'd stock android phone which is close to the size of my moto g.... I don't really want to carry what would have been deemed a tablet a few years back around as a phone....and not priced stupidly wouldn't hurt either
    I think its been accepted that smartphones are a bit too limited on anything below 6" but to be fair, the newer 6" screened phones are about the same size as the older 5" screened phones due to the screens being closer to the full size of the phone...and the notches for cameras help in this regard also.

    I've used a couple of peoples Moto G7s recently and was suprised to read the screen specs as the phone does feel very small in the hand......although I am used to HTC, Samsung and Huweii flagship phones so maybe my definition of smallness is skewed...
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    Re: Leading tech analyst says "PC innovation is skyrocketing"

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    I think its been accepted that smartphones are a bit too limited on anything below 6" but to be fair, the newer 6" screened phones are about the same size as the older 5" screened phones due to the screens being closer to the full size of the phone...and the notches for cameras help in this regard also.
    I'd argue it's more a case of we don't have much choice in the matter, I'm forever seeing people calling for smaller screened phones... and also phablets never really sold well, it was only when there was no other choice that we started buying larger phones again.

    Stretching the phone screen to kill the bezel doesn't mean they needed to go up to 6inch+ screens on every 'decent spec'd' phone either.

    IMO the reason phones have gone larger is because it's easier/cheaper for the manufacturers to do a high resolution screen at a larger size. Pixels etc are bigger and as we all know,at least on android, spec is a major selling point.

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