OS: Chrome OS dominates the market, Windows and Mac left fighting for second place. Yet they don't bother to look at what made Chrome OS' fortunes. (Cloud Computing)
Display: 42" LED/OLED's become widely adopted, with multitouch support becoming standard even in the cheapest displays (24")
CPU: Intel buys out AMD/ATI. Intel i7-975 CPU's are only used in Low-Middle range PC's. Intel i9-975'S (5GHz, OC-Able to 6.3GHz) are used in middle to high end PC's. Intel Ised (6.8GHz, OC-Able to 7.5GHz) CPU's are used in High-End PC's.
RAM: DDR3 is Standard. DDR4 is at the same position DDR3 is at now. Windows 8 requires 3GB of RAM, therefore 5GB is the new 2GB. High-End PC's have a minimum of 12GB of DDR4 RAM
Graphics/GPU: GTX 250's are the worst GPU's around. Because of Intel's ATI buyout, the ultimate GPU technologies are produced. Totally future-proof, as they are compatible with the in-development Super Hi-Vision
which is slated for a 2020 release.
Ports: USB 3.0 becomes standard and can transfer 3GB/PS. Firewire is retired and it's replacement, LiveWire can transfer video faster and can transfer videos to PC's in ReallTime using a Wi-Fi chip.
Storage: SSD's are standard with 250GB taking the lead instead of the TB's, as cloud computing is the most-used storage system. Google is the world's largest Cloud storage provider. It's servers take up the space of 1000 football-fields and has a storage capacity of 100 Petabytes with 1TB added each day.
That's my guess. Wild and inaccurate yes. But some of them can be true........
BTW I used Cam's post as a guideline.
New OS on new computing platforms are already being developed. Who needs a full desktop computer to check e-mail and serf?
Netbooks with bigger screens and smaller processors and hard drives will dominate the market.
Serf, buy and shop with your cell phone, a lot of people do now.
What will cloud do to hardware requirements?
Unless a serious problem develops with Cloud, hardware requirements will drop by the end of 2010.
Soon the graphics cards will be part of your CPU, using the spare cores as required.
Coming soon are the 6 - 8 - 10+ core processors.
The Intel Teraflops Research Chip, 80 cores and a working model.
Might be available in 5 years.
The i5 and i7 (soon the i3 and i9 also) have no southbridge. Also have on-die PCIe controller.
Sata3 and USB3 will be standard by end of Q2, you can get them today.
HDDs and USB3 devices will catch up soon.
SSDs for sure, connected to the motherboard?
For Win8, it will be SATA4 and USB4, with 5 not far behind.
Actually it will be time for a component connection innovation by the time Win8 comes out. Wonder what that might be?
We'll be looking at some different hardware than we use today.
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Error messages that at actually tell you what isn't working and what it needs to make it work. (I've been waiting for that since Win 3.1).
Happy New year
USB3 is out now and 5 GB/S, and I agree will be the standard.
BTW, SATA3 is available and is 6 GB/S.
Retail MOBO with SATA 3.0, USB 3.0, 3x USB power
Last edited by Dave76; 04 Jan 2010 at 08:28.