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Vince
07-01-2013, 11:03 AM
I have been told that new chipsets will soon be making everything current obsolete.
How much should this affect my plans for a new computer?

inphinity
07-01-2013, 12:20 PM
There will always be new technology on the horizon to make current stuff obsolete.

Chilling_Silence
07-01-2013, 12:37 PM
Yeah in a nutshell, it won't. Whoever told you that isn't 100% sure about what they're talking about, and at best is scaremongering.

As inphinity mentioned, there are always upgrades, there's a good chance there's been half a dozen solid progressions since your current PC at least, but your PC itself still works fine, doesn't it? ;)

pctek
07-01-2013, 01:01 PM
PCs will become obsolete.
Already phones. tablets are the thing, eventually we'll have our "device".
So what? Meanwhile use what you like.

Trev
07-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Commodore C64 is obsolete.
:)

coldot
07-01-2013, 02:07 PM
Commodore C64 is obsolete.
:)
NO! That's awful news. I was saving up to buy one!

Gobe1
07-01-2013, 03:25 PM
ive got my amiga 500 still

pctek
07-01-2013, 03:52 PM
Commodore C64 is obsolete.
:)
And our Motorola brick phone....sigh....

dugimodo
07-01-2013, 06:21 PM
It's rubbish a smartphone or tablet is a PC in a different form, they don't become obsolete they just evolve.
It's an ever changing technology and there will always be something new coming as others have said, if you want a PC now buy one now and don't worry about what's coming next month - that'll be superseded soon enough also.

And no matter how small and powerful devices get it'll be a long time before the keyboard/mouse/large screen combination dissappear from my house and many others. It's just better.
I see a day coming when portable devices are powerful enough to do everything and can use a docking station at home to give you the full PC experience, but despite a few very cool devices along exactly that line we just aren't there yet and won't be for a while.

ChazTheGeek
07-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Commodore C64 is obsolete.
:)

Could be quite possible...are you really sure?

gary67
07-01-2013, 06:32 PM
Things are only obsolete when they no longer work