Since the traditional PC is over the hill (unfortunately), Microsoft has been invested on tablet-PCs, hybrids and touch devices. They don't have the regular desktop. There are already a handful of full-screen apps for Windows 8, but they have the native limitation of... limiting the number of info you see on screen at a time! That's why I prefer the desktop apps.
Are the metro apps REALLY replacing the desktop apps until they're all dead?
Unfortunatly ? i d rather have a desktop Pc then a laptop or worst; a tablet or ever a microsoft product... nightmare, linux rules.
It's harder to lose a desktop. A number of years ago, I saw a sign in a university computer lab saying, essentially that a bag containing a laptop and disks with three years work for a graduate thesis had been left there and someone had taken it. The author asked the person to return the laptop, with no consequences, or to at least return the disks...
It's probably harder to damage a desktop, too, such as by dropping something on it or accidentally dropping it in a puddle.
I'm now on an old desktop and am looking for a laptop, but I want a cheap one.
1. I like to repair and upgrade my computers. This is much easier to do on a desktop, since you have more room, and many desktops have a wide variety of components you can install, unlike laptops.
2. Gaming: Laptops are generally not made for gaming, and if you have to buy a gaming laptop it's going to be expensive. While I wouldn't mind being able to take such a gaming laptop around with me, I don't know that it would be worth the expense (especially if it was stolen).
3. Cheap price: I found the desktop I'm typing on now at a garage sale for $10 (and had to pay another $7 for a mouse and keyboard) making it a $17 computer. I wrote a blog about it. Of course, it's hardly good for any games, but it does other things fine.
I like being able to fit a smartphone in my pocket, but for most applications, the screen doesn't seem large enough for me (granted I have not used a smart phone with a larger screen, say 7"). If traveled all the time, I suppose I would feel differently about desktops, but I would still probably want one at home.
I also prefer desktop rather than laptop or tablet PC