Some argue that the personal computer is deader than the phone booth. We want mobility, so desktop computer are competing against smartphones and tablets for our dollars.

The past 10 years have seen desktop PC sales shaved nearly in half. In that same period laptop PCs have more than quadrupled in the U.S. But the past two years have been unkind to both desktops and laptops. Now, worldwide tablet sales are forecast to outpace both desktop and laptops in coming years.