What a year this has turned out to be! We have been blessed with what can only be termed as breathtaking inventions such as the virtual reality personal computers. Yep, you read that right! That’s not all there has been a fierce battle brewing between Pc chip producers to outdo each other. This makes it a win-win situation for you and me since we get the best value in computers for our money.
As with all trends in markets, some are here to stay while others will soon be thrown into the bin of never to be remembered again. All the new trends have been observed by tech gurus such as Anand Mishra, CEO of Star Infranet and here’s a list of the trends that are likely to stay.
1. Solid State Drives
As opposed to the normal drives, solid state drives (SSD) have proven to be remarkably quicker in processing and retrieval of information. As a result, they have proved to be a popular new addition to laptops and desktops. What’s more, these drives are more durable compared to their counterparts since they have no moving parts inside them. All the information is relayed electronically from the drive to your screen. On top of that, SSDs are lighter since they have fewer parts compared to HDDs. All these factors make these drives wildly popular ensuring they are here to stay.
2. Virtual Assistants
The battle between Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft for the perfect virtual assistant is only heating up. The companies boast of Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa and Cortana respectively. While this battle has been ongoing new innovations are being added to make these assistants better and more interactive. With a virtual assistant, you’re able to schedule meetings, respond to important emails or even find the best bar around you. Clearly, there’s no chance this battle has even properly begun. This is something that’s here to stay for the long haul, who knows it could be mankind’s best invention since the combustion engine.
3. Processor Wars
For the longest time, Intel was the king of the jungle in terms of processor production. However, this could be about to change with AMD giving the king a challenge. They have developed new processors called Ryzen that have been giving engineers at Intel sleepless nights. Nevertheless, you don’t get to be king by not being challenged and we can expect Intel to respond appropriately. This is definitely something we all want to continue as we’ll get better and faster computers.
4. Virtual Keyboards
Since the invention of the laptop, there has been no major change to the keyboard. From time to time a manufacturer will put some LED lights under the keyboard to give it an alien-like feeling but that’s it pretty much. This could be about to change as a result of the new virtual keyboard from Lenovo. You no longer have to deal with the pesky keyboard noise while typing (joy for all the folks who aren’t peck typists). It feels the same as typing a text onto your phone. Frankly, I can’t wait for this to be available on all the computers out there!