When was the last time that you’ve lugged out the clamshell laptop while you have a seat in the subway? Probably about 3-4 years ago. That was the start of the revolution of mobile computing, since the release of the iPhone and the iPad.
Then came the entire array of Samsung smartphones, as well as the range of smartphones from HTC. Even Asus rocked the market with the combiner Padfone series, which allowed its user with the flexibility of a tablet and a smartphone all in one.
This has been happening for the past 5 years – where evolution of mobile computing has brought it to the next level. But with all these hype about portability and function, one can’t help but wonder what is happening to the bulky PC which has always been rooted to the position that it was placed?
What is coming next is something that will be stronger, better, faster, easier to maintain than the mobile computing siblings. Currently, the leader with a headstart is Project Christine by Razer. Featuring hot swap interfaces with automatic overclocking as well as liquid cooling for each of the components – it’s making huge waves in the PC arena.
On the other hand, we have Tango Super PC, a kickstarter project from San Diego which has made some waves in the PC arena – it is a powerful PC with the size of a smartphone and you can bring it around wherever you go. As long as there is a docking station you can simply work anywhere and resume where you left off.
Given all these interesting projects at hand, one simply wonders how the PC machines will put up a good fight with their mobile siblings. One thing’s for sure is that they have a natural advantage which they don’t – actual mouse and keyboards which has always been the favourite choice of input devices which the tablets and smartphones can never have.