The State of x86

In the past few months, some rather important changes have started to become apparent in Intel’s research and marketing strategies. For us, the consumers, only some of these changes will turn out to be beneficial. The x86 technology which powers all of our desktops, laptops and soon, consoles too, is going through major transformations.

In this article, I’ll be touching on what brought on these events, and I will tell you what will follow and how this will affect what you’ll find in your retailer’s stocks, as well as inside your own devices in the following few years. Let’s start with a bit of history…

The PC Is Dead. OH RLY?

If you’re not one the people who already made their mind up about the destiny of the PC platform, then read on to find out why some rather big names made fools of themselves when they grabbed the headlines (by mistake or not), by uttering one of the most idiotic statements I heard in the past few years: “The PC is dead” (or “Long live the Cloud to which I shall sell my soul to” and so on).

The fact of the matter is that people who rush blindly ahead and spell the demise of the Personal Computer platform are either clueless, misquoted or have some sort of vested interest…