This is a guest blog entry from Karin Gerber.

One would think that with the sales of tablets and the iPad that personal computer sales would become obsolete.  Au contraire. It seems desktop PC sales have actually grown in the past year and thanks to corporate enterprises, desktop and laptop sales won’t be going away anytime soon.

Granted, for people who just want to check email and browse the Internet, a tablet or iPad might be ideal for those that enjoy and prefer the mobility instead of a bulky desktop computer or laptop.  But as long as corporations and enterprises are around and thriving there will always be a need for desktops, laptops, servers and other peripherals keeping the computer market alive.

What has also helped is that prices for computer parts have gone down in recent years.

The other bit of good news for Dell and HP is that component costs for computers and other hardware products have come down sharply.  (via

I can see the need for personal computers to not be as heavily needed as many consumers may choose to buy tablets over desktops or laptops.  We live in a day and age where we want things smaller, faster, and lighter.  We want convenience, we want it now, but convenience does have its price.

There will always be a need for PCs, be it desktops for cubicle-dwellers or notebooks for people on the go… It’s great to be able to read a book or newspaper on your iPad or watch a YouTube video or streamed TV show from Netflix on your Android phone. But sometimes people need to use their gadgets to, perish the thought, actually do work.  (via

So as long as there’s work to be done, there will be a need for the personal computer, whether it be a Dell, HP, Apple, etc.  Modern day tablets and the iPad help us out tremendously, but they can’t be replacements for the personal computer – at least not yet.