Originally posted here by catch

The dektop is a dying market, the only reason people still buy desktops is because for equal cost they can currently get more power.
I'm sure you believe every word you're saying, but its all stuff I've been hearing for years. I see no real evidence that the desktop is going away.

Personally, I'm very glad of that! Very, very glad. I've built my own computers and I've had them custom built for me. These days I prefer to have them built for me. Either way, though, I'm required to KNOW the components I want -- which means a lot of research. I learn more each time, and that single fact is a vital and precious reason to keep "designing" my own systems.

I'm sure there are lots of people out there who couldn't care less what's in their PC, and would just as soon buy a ready-rolled. That's fine for them, but not for me, and I have all the confidence in the world that the manufacturers will maintain a place for me in the marketplace.