PC Lifecycles Are Longer
Like Microsoft being a victim of its own success, so to have PC makers and system builders. Solution providers say the quality of PCs, whether desktop or notebook, has improved vastly in recent years. Todd Swank, director of product marketing at Equus, a system builder based in Minnetonka, Minn., said today's systems are simply more solid and robust and can run longer than a 3-to-4-year lifecycle. The components are better and faster, not to mention cheaper, and therefore modern PCs can run effectively for longer stretches, delaying PC refresh cycles.