Originally Posted by twilyth
Desktops will always have their place since you simply can't get the same performance in a laptop. Heat dissipation is the main thing although as we hit smaller nodes like 22nm, that will certainly be less of a problem. I think the desktop market growth probably will stagnate though. And for the normal end user, certainly they can get by just fine with a powerful laptop - even if they do some heavy number crunching. But you're definitely correct in terms of where the growth will be. However I would still love to see AMD gain some server market share since that trickles down to people like me who do distributed computing like F@H and WCG.
That's not true. They are getting to the point where heat and size a desktop is no longer needed. As development continues things will get smaller/cooler. Why have a desktop when a tablet will have the same horse power?
The desktop market has not only gone stagnant. Its shrunk and its a trend that's gonna continue.