Personal computers or PCs are relatively easy to spot. If it comes with a separate monitor, a separate keyboard, a separate mouse and several ports, then most probably, it’s a PC. PC manufacturers however are positive this is going to change very soon.
Within the year, PC makers will be releasing the PCs of the future with incredibly fancy features like optional keyboards, blinking replacing the pointing device, thinner casing, and yes, smarter machines.
First in line are the ultrabooks which of course leads this year’s PC vogue. And why not? These extremely light and extremely fast notebooks are less than 22mm thick, with a weight of less than 1.5 kg, at least 13-inch of display and with surprisingly more than 5 hours of battery life. These PCs are also NFC-capable (Near Field Communications) which means users only need to tap their credit cards on the machine to pay for their online purchases, cool huh! Ultrabooks are indeed at the height of agility and portability without compromising technology and performance.
Then there’s the cool convertible. The idea behind it sounds simple. There’s the PC with the display, the power source, and the keyboard and pointing device attached mechanically in a single frame or casing. What makes it the PC of the future though is that you can easily convert it into a tablet by removing the keyboard and the pointing device and using the display as both the input and the output device. One issue with this PC however is the size. Thus if you are used to your 27-inch display, you may need to rethink if you want to compromise size with portability, convenience and style.
Up next, the powerful fusion of automobile and PCs. Right now, some cars have embedded computer systems with limited capabilities; that will change really soon with real and whole PCs connected in some automobiles. These PCs will control numerous functionalities in cars like the hazard lighting, air conditioning, navigating, music playing, and hands-free calling through a highly advanced 7-inch touch screen which also accepts inputs from voice, pressure and gestures aside from voice.
Another amazing PC of the future will feature eye tracking which is perfect for people with literacy issues. How does it work? Simple; instead of voice or touch enabled functions, some functions will be controlled by eye movements. Take note of the word “some”. The eye tracking feature will not control all functions in the PC as it has to work in conjunction with other input system like voice, touch or pointing devices. It speeds up PC navigating though as you only need to use your eyes to locate what you need to do and let the other input devices do the rest.
It seems that the future of PCs is treading towards tablet form. Thus, out with the bulk, in with the slim. There are many add-on features that developers can think of like different input systems, aesthetic features, ergonomics, and seamless operations but the popular form would be tablet-like. Personal preferences will be given much focus though as PC companies strive to make computing more personal than ever.
When it comes to speed and performance, old PCs are known to go bad in that department. This is when system tools like PC Speed Up come to the rescue and optimize old and weary PCs. This is also the reason why more PC users look for other elements that they can’t do anything about like aesthetics, cool features and mind-blowing physical attributes. The PCs of the future will satisfy all these elements and hopefully without compromising speed and performance as well.
Author Bio:- I am a Computer Engineer by virtue of education and has been employed as a Software Engineer, a Business Analyst, a College Instructor, a Technical Trainer, and a Freelance Writer in different industries including the Academe, IT, SEO and Product Distribution. I am currently teaching Microsoft Office 2010 in a college here in Hawaii whilst also working on PC Speed Up as well.