We are living times of change. The rise of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices utrabooks are changing the directions of the market and gradually firms producing desktops will stop doing its components.
Intel is the first to announce that it will stop making motherboards for desktops, which has been doing for the last twenty years. This announcement gives us an indication that the days of the PC are numbered and that slowly will disappear.
ago Intel announced the production of what will now be his last motherboard: Haswell , which arrive later this year.
However this would not be the overnight but a process that would require at least three years. Meanwhile, the funds will be used for the development of ultrabooks and tablets.
Beyond this announcement, Intel will continue to manufacture chips to other motherboard manufacturers such as Asus, ASRock and Gigabyte .
To understand a little more of Intel’s decision to take a look at the market for desktop computers. The explosion of mobile devices in 2012 had a direct impact on sales of the PC. According to the company IDC in the last quarter of last year sales of desktop computers declined by 6.4% compared to the same period of 2011. While over the 12 months of the fall was 4.4%, a higher number than you think if you consider the launch of Windows 8 operating system still failed to meet expectations Microsoft.
Finally, another study analyzed the notebook market also begin to be at risk because it is estimated that by 2017 sales of laptops would reach 393 million units while the tablets would reach 416 million devices.