Touchscreen technology finding space in traditional PCs
The sudden and enthusiastic rise of tablet computers was bound to have an influence on the rest of the PC market. One of the most significant effects that tablets have had on other devices is the growth of the touchscreen.
Many experts have said that traditional PCs, such as desktop and laptop computers, need to evolve to stay competitive in the so-called post-PC era, and it seems touchscreen capabilities are a good place to start.
Though the touchscreen is not entirely new to PCs, it has been given more attention in recent years, as users have grown more comfortable interacting with their technology by flicking and tapping their fingers rather than pointing and clicking with a mouse.
Another area where mobile devices have influenced traditional PCs is interoperability -- as in the connection between all systems. Increasingly, users are looking to access the same music, photos, documents and other files through each of their devices. This has given rise to cloud computing, which enables users to access files and applications through the internet from any number of connected devices.
Today's generation of mobile technology is still relatively young, but it is already having a major impact on the rest of the computing market. As the technology continues to grow, its influence is likely to become even more noticeable.