Desktops still fit in post-PC era
Though desktop computers are still a staple of the PC industry, they have taken a backseat in recent years to newer devices, like tablets, smartphones and laptops.
One reason desktops haven't received as much of the spotlight lately is because advancements have slowed. In the '80s and '90s, when many people were just getting their first PCs, the market saw huge strides in the form of CD-ROM and more powerful processors, among other developments. This progression has been noticeably absent in recent years.
This has led some to proclaim the end of the PC era, but it's difficult to imagine desktops are out of it yet. Desktops are still used heavily in almost any office setting, and when it comes to processing power, the machines are still on top.
Additionally, the desktop has seen some advancement in recent years, albeit in a much quieter way than other devices. Touchscreen technology has come a long way in desktops, as have all-in-one machines that cut down on wires and make setting up a computer much easier.
Though desktop sales have given way to those of other devices, there is still a demand for these computers. Going forward, it will be interesting to see how desktops evolve to stay relevant in an increasingly crowded market.