More Companies Replacing Laptops With Desktops And Smart Phones
from the that's-an-idea dept
For years, the trend in computer buying has been that desktops were on the way out and everyone was going to laptops. Laptops had become more powerful and (relatively) cheaper, and the flexibility just made it worthwhile. However, they're still more expensive than desktops, and they're much more likely to break and need to be replaced earlier than a desktop. At the same time, smartphones have become more powerful and (finally) higher speed wireless networks are becoming available to support them. Combine all of that and some companies are realizing it's both cheaper and more effective to replace laptops with a desktop and a smartphone for some employees. It obviously depends on what the person does -- and there are some things a laptop can do that are quite difficult on a smartphone device. However, for many, it definitely makes more sense.