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News Samsung denies claims of desktop PC exit

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 25 Jun 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Griffter New Member

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    just dont stop making your lovely tv's
     
  3. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD More Biddy Bang Bang than Sean Paul

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    Or SSDs, Monitors, HDDs.... I could go on....
     
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    While I don't think Samsung makes desktop computers, I'm glad to know, as an enthusiast, that desktops won't be dying off any time soon. Just the other day I had a friend who wanted to get a laptop replacement of his workstation, which would cost about $2000, while his current computer cost about $500 (albeit, it involved some used parts such as the tower, HDD, and PSU). So even in a desktop vs laptop perspective, we're a pretty far way away from replacing modern mid-range desktop computers with laptops, and laptops (excluding netbooks) are considerably more powerful than most tablets.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Eh? You can buy its all-in-one units right now, if you'd like. If you mean *traditional* desktops - i.e. separate boxes that aren't built into a monitor - then there's the Chromebox (£279 from John Lewis, and you get six months of free broadband) and while they're not available in the UK these days internationally Samsung makes a bunch of successors to its old MagicStation and similar towers and desktops. Heck, a cursory glance at Samsung's Korean homepage reveals three different models of Windows 8 desktop, not counting the all-in-one to the right.
     
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    Samsung doesn't make HDDs any more. They sold that off a few years ago to Seagate.
     
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    Yeah :( For a while, I only bought Spinpoints. I had one that had an armature seize (which I managed to fix), but beyond that, I've never had any problems, which I can't say for any of the other manufacturers (well, the other two that were left by that time, WD & Seagate.) Hitachi apparently got it together, but they really should have retired the DeskStar name they got when they bought the HDD division from IBM - I still shudder when I see it.

    Now, though, I'll stick with Samsung SSDs for boot drives. WD and Seagate still make me nervous, but I've got a WD Green and a Seagate in my home server (along with with 2 Spinpoints), and they've been solid so far.
     

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