With widespread uptake of smartphones, tablets, and laptops, it’s unsurprising that demand for desktop computers been declining since 2011. Nevertheless, there are cases where a desktop PC might better meet your needs.
The case for the desktop PC
Smartphones and tablets have revolutionised the way we work and play. However, in some instances, these devices aren’t the best choice. Think about photography, video editing, and gaming. Even the most powerful mobile devices lack the CPU power and storage capacity for these tasks.
PC gaming vs console: The cold war still rages
Despite games consoles getting ever more powerful, many enthusiasts swear by the flexibility and power of a high-end gaming PC. Games console manufacturers must balance the price of the hardware with the performance offered. PC gamers, conversely, can customise their PC with the best processors, memory, and graphics cards available. Also, the flexibility to tailor a desktop computer to their needs offers a competitive advantage over console gaming.
Not quite a studio in your pocket
Smartphone cameras have made impressive advances recently. With better lenses and software, they can rival those that professional photographers and videographers were using until recently. Where many mobile devices fall short is in the ability to store and process all those images and videos. Storage for high-resolution image files and videos can easily range into multiple terabytes of data. This is a big ask for most mobile devices. Desktop PCs also provide additional processing power for rendering images, special effects, and compiling video. To achiever the same on phone or tablet would be difficult, if not impossible.
There’s still a need for the power of the desktop PC
Although demand for desktop PCs is declining, there remains a need for the power and flexibility that they provide. Smartphones and tablets will continue to advance and may someday replace the need for PCs. For now though, the desktop PC offers better customisation options and more processing power, memory, and storage.
If you would like a free consultation on your desktop PC requirements then don’t hesistate to get in touch with Stour Computer Services who can not only help with upgrades and repairs but also sourcing computer systems for small to medium businesses.