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Q: Do you plan on buying a desktop PC/Mac again?

  • 77%
    Yes, I need a desktop PC/Mac for work

  • 5%
    Yes, I'm a desktop PC/Mac gamer

  • 7%
    Yes, I like using a desktop PC/Mac at home

  • 5%
    No, I plan to buy a laptop in future

  • 2%
    No, I plan to buy a tablet in future

  • 2%
    No, I want a hybrid/convertible

  • 1%
    Don't know


(Based on 18420 Votes)

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PC Advisor

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With the news that Worldwide sales of desktop and notebook PCs are set to decline by more than 10 percent. We want to know if you you plan on buying a desktop PC again?

Let us know in our poll.

Poll: Do you plan on buying a desktop PC again?

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ethelbert

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Yes, we are both going to buy desktop PCs again shortly. Better Keyboards. DTs don't have this recessed keyboard that laptops have - well that my Lenovo has. Although this is a great keyboard I prefer typing long screeds on a desktop. This Lenovo was more or less chosen for its good keyboard. They are important to touch typists.

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cruiser2

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I will be buying a desk top again. I use a local computer shop who builds and tests what I want. Also get very good after sales service.

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sunnystaines

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was always keen on desktops and would build my own, but got fed up with moterboads having short life spans, now that laptops have decent performance been converted would not go back to desktops. no longer need a desk and chair in lounge either now no desktop.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Another Desktop for me

laptop used when travelling for presentations

not sure what I would use a tablet for?

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Joseph Kerr

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I certainly think so. My PC is also my "hifi" source, and, until I come up with a satisfactory way around that, I'll use a PC. Indeed, I may still use one anyway, as my Nexus 7 hardly has the battery life to be used as much as my desktop is some days...I think...Mind you, I think I'll have a day soon where I only use the tablet for net browsing and emails and see how it goes.

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Flak999

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Desktop all the way for me! I'm an avid flight sim fan and nothing but the raw horsepower massive memory and cutting edge graphics cards coupled with triple widescreen monitors offered by a desktop will do for me!

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Woolwell

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To add to my previous post - I could attach a large screen monitor to a laptop but I don't think that you get the "grunt" from a laptop that you do from a dekstop for the same amount of money.

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Ex plorer

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No more desktops, Just laptops for me, I bought a Dell inspiron 1 (all in one) if that's classed as a desk top around eighteen months ago.

Used it for the first six months, then went back to my Vista Laptop. I prefer to lounge around in different places in the house rather than at the desk.

Nothing wrong with the Dell.

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Dragon_Heart

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2nd hand PC @ a charity shop ? ..... try the Heart Foundation's larger shops ( they normally sell 2nd hand washers, TV's, DVD payers etc and larger items of furniture ).

I think they used to employ REMPLOY staff to do the testing ?

For me a desktop every time. I think Windows 8 has pushed more people towards Open Source operating systems than anything Microsoft has do in the past. Thankfully these are people, Microsoft's own staff as one example, who provide software tweeks to over come Microsoft's rollercoaster attitude to it#s development of it's flagship OS

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Woolwell

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I have a desktop (W7), laptop with touch screen (W8) and an iPad. All have their uses in different situations. The desktop will be replaced in due course by another desktop. I need the large monitor for desktop publishing, photo and video editing and a laptop doesn't meet that requirement. The laptop is very useful for travel, presentations, etc and the tablet is also very useful for quick updates at home or on the move.

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Picklefactory

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Yes, or I might self build again, although I'm not sure that is as cost effective as it used to be. I have always used a desktop at home and at work, and I'm extremely uncomfortable and clumsy with fiddly little laptops.

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Quickbeam

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No more likely than buying a New slate with integrated abacus function.

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Aitchbee

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finerty - I have completed [successfully] a college computer course on PC maintenance and troubleshooting faults [admittedly it was about ten years ago] and I know a thing or two about safety when it comes to electricity.

PS. I might be a suitable candidate for a job in a charity shop as an electrical 'tester' ... no joking ;o]

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finerty

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may be yes or may be no

Aitchbee u b very lucky to get a 2nd hand computer snce it is an electrical item most charity shops would have to employ someone to test the computer for safety issues

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marvin42

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It would be interesting to know how the figure for desktop builders compares. Being pedantic, it could be argued that these are desktop sales - just in kit form!

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john bunyan

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Yes as I have 2 slide out Caddies for back ups, and 2 scanners for Photoshop etc . Also I sometimes watch TV on it and edit music.

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Mr Mistoffelees

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Yes, although I'm another self-builder.

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csqwared

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Yes

As Chronos the 2nd I don't buy, I build. Resolves the problem of what is/isn't installed on a new machine.

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wee eddie

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An 20+" All-in-One with Windows 8 and a removable Stand. No need for a big Hard Drive, it can connect wirelessly to a NAS Drive and CD/DVD/Blu-ray Player, which could be part of the Removable Stand.

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wee eddie

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Yes: One needs something upon which to conduct the Orchestra.

I think that the next iteration of PC's will be able to run two OS Systems both Windows and Android, maybe one within the other, and to act as a Base Camp for both sets of system.

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Aitchbee

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I am always on the lookout for a 'charity shop' PC Desktop with W7 installed on it ... only stipulation ... must be less than £20.

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Jock1e

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Maybe if they stopped pushing W8 on all new computers the sales would go back up again.

I don't have the eyesight for all of those small gadgets that are comming through nowadays so I will stick to a desktop.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Cannot use my vote as it does not mention building your own, so no I will not be buying a desktop PC again but yes I will be building a desktop PC again.

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