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How will your laptop look like in the next 5 years? Edit Title
Your laptop’s feature today may not be different from the most expensive laptops a decade ago. With the growth of technology, things have become easier, more convenient and more comfortable. Laptops have become sleeker, lighter and thinner. The functionality has also slightly changed. But the change has been gradual, allowing everyone to adapt and adjust before introducing another. In five more years, what will become of your laptop?
Rather than phasing out traditional personal computers into obsolescence, manufacturers are constantly developing and renovating to shape into emerging trends. For instance, the emergence of mobile usage has led to the invention of ultrathin netbooks and detachable hybrid laptop-tablet.
The Peterson Group, distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals in Taiwan, rounded up the possible trends and laptop discipline in the next five years:
1. From clamshell to detachable
Tablet sales have already superseded laptop purchases. It may be an unpromising outlook for laptop owners. However, reviews in the present usual practice show that laptops are here to stay. Experts even added that nothing can beat the traditional keyboards and hinged display as people have already gotten used to laptops in school and professional use. To ensure the standing of laptops in the market, manufacturers have created detachable laptops where the monitor with the help of touchscreen feature can be detached from the keyboard. This kind of laptop capability is already an accepted trend in developed countries as well as in developing cities like Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Jakarta, Indonesia. It would not be long before every nation would already be using it.
2. Gesture Controls dominate the market
Speaking of touchscreens, it is already a natural instinct for us to use our fingers to zoom in and out of an image, slide to unlock or merely to type. Most of the sold laptops also feature touchscreen capability. With this, experts predict that touch-enabled displays are only the beginning when it comes to new methods of interacting with computers. By 2020, using your eyes to play games on your PC or waving your hand to navigate the desktop will be mainstream ways to interact.
3. Touchpads are to stay
Between touch screens, touchpads and the occasional stylus, today's devices come with enough modalities to diminish the need for a mouse. As these technologies and perceptual computing continue to evolve, the mouse will become less relevant. With less technological accessories, this can be a good prevention from fraudulent schemes.
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