Last week we asked you about the future of desktop computers. With laptops and tablets getting stronger and more popular, we were wondering where you think desktop computers are heading. The results, and especially the comments, were fascinating, with some very cool visions of the future of desktops.
Out of a total of 757 votes, the results were as follows: 7% think desktops will disappear in less than 5 years, 10% think desktops will disappear in 10 years, another 10% think desktop will stay only in offices, 22% think desktops might disappear, but that laptops are not their replacement, and a full 49% think desktops are here to stay. 3% voted for “other”, and chose to tell us what they envision for desktops in the comments.
Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.
This week’s poll question is: Will You Buy The New Microsoft Surface?
A bit over a week ago, Microsoft announced its new tablet/laptop hybrid, the Microsoft Surface. The new Surface, not to be confused with the old, huge table-top show tablet now referred to as PixelSense, is a Windows 8 tablet with a detachable keyboard that will be sold in two versions: a weaker, Windows RT version, and a stronger Windows 8 Pro version. While the device was announced last week, it’s not expected to be sold until the fall. With rumored prices of $599 for the RT version and $999 for the Pro version, the Surface is trying to be more than just an iPad competitor. But will you buy it?
Don’t forget to tell us in the comments why you voted as you did, what you like or dislike about the new Surface and what you think about its rumored price compared to other available options.