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The future of Windows 8 is still on the desktop, says Fuji

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    Desktop is definitely where it's at if you are doing anything productive. From typing a document to editing film or drafting a building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tseven View Post
    Desktop is definitely where it's at if you are doing anything productive. From typing a document to editing film or drafting a building.
    Technically, you can do all that on a laptop or an i5 powered tablet. But to an extent.

    If you need to do some serious video creation and editing, daily or weekly Photoshopping, extensive 3D modeling, absurdly immersive gaming, hard drive recovery and data recovery, and being able to have a ungodly amount of storage and raw processing power; then yes a desktop is needed for those purposes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Isn't the desktop dead for the mainstream Windows user?
    Not for any mainstream user that I know of. Not for any corporate computer user that I know of.
    It's obviously going to be use in the corporate arena as they're more cost effective.
    Um...no...I don't think so. See, us corporate customers almost always use Volume License agreements and we are licensed for the user..not the version of Windows per se. We roll our own images and install them onto PC's. We will be sticking to 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, cost effective as a whole new desktop PC, minus the monitor, can cost about 3-400 dollars.
    Corporate users don't usually buy retail commodity machines. it often costs us $300 more per PC for the 3 year pro support onsite warranty repair for our laptops from Dell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Not for any mainstream user that I know of. Not for any corporate computer user that I know of.
    It's obviously going to be use in the corporate arena as they're more cost effective.
    Um...no...I don't think so. See, us corporate customers almost always use Volume License agreements and we are licensed for the user..not the version of Windows per se. We roll our own images and install them onto PC's. We will be sticking to 7.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    No, cost effective as a whole new desktop PC, minus the monitor, can cost about 3-400 dollars.
    Corporate users don't usually buy retail commodity machines. it often costs us $300 more per PC for the 3 year pro support onsite warranty repair for our laptops from Dell.
    I'm slightly confused and not following you on the VL for users. What is the context here for cost effectiveness?
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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tseven View Post
    Desktop is definitely where it's at if you are doing anything productive. From typing a document to editing film or drafting a building.
    Technically, you can do all that on a laptop or an i5 powered tablet. But to an extent.

    If you need to do some serious video creation and editing, daily or weekly Photoshopping, extensive 3D modeling, absurdly immersive gaming, hard drive recovery and data recovery, and being able to have a ungodly amount of storage and raw processing power; then yes a desktop is needed for those purposes.


    I dunno, this laptop does all that OK.

    It craps on my desktop machine from a great height in that regard.

    But then, that was the whole point of the purchase.

    No, it isn't up with the top-line desktops, but, for a laptop, it's VERY good.

    The desktop (a P4@2.8Ghz) is now an XP/Vista box, and is mainly used for
    older games, and running my printers/scanner.

    But I certainly won't be getting rid of it in the foreseeable future.
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