Not everyone might agree, but Todd Bradley, HP's executive vice president responsible for personal computers and printers, is of the opinion that there is no such thing as a post-PC era, or at least it hasn't been reached yet.
We've likely all heard the words at least once. Since people are so enamored with tablets, netbooks and small portable gadgets, they favor them more than PCs.
As such, since personal computers are, according to some, not popular anymore, such systems can be considered old generation.
HP's VP thinks this is not the case, and that when people talk about this post-PC era they are just being dramatic.
“Look, it’s just wrong. Just think of the decision when your child is going off to college. What’s a requirement? A PC. Or you run a business and need your employees to be productive. You need a PC. The size of the global PC business is huge, and I think some people are trying to be dramatic. That said, there is a growing role for tablets, and we will absolutely be a significant force in that space,” he said in an interview with PC World.
We are sure many will disagree, especially since there are situations where a single PC is no longer sufficient, or where having a NAS server or a centralized storage unit or something else can be helpful, even convenient.
There is also the matter of how PCs stopped accounting for the majority of the random access memory market (DRAM). Analysts found that the personal computing market accounted for less than 50% of all DRAM sales, which goes to show just how far along tablets and consumer electronics devices have come. Individually, they are still behind PCs, but together they are ahead.
As if to enforce his words, HP just launched the Compaq Pro 6305
desktop and a whole bunch of laptops, even as its plans for tablets go forward.