"Windows 8 has failed to ebb the receding tide."
Rick Sherland of Nomura Holdings, cited by Ian King and Dina Bass in Microsoft’s Surface Tablet Is Said to Fall Short of Predictions
There is no going back for PC sales, and for the decreasing number of users that require a ‘real’ PC there are other solutions that are significantly better than Windows 8-based PCs, especially high-end, well-designed OS X-based laptops.
We are well past the time of Peak PCs, and Microsoft doesn’t really have a response. So far they have sold less that 1.5M Surface tablets since October’s launch. Apple sold over 22M iPads in the last quarter of 2012 alone.
I agree the pc is going away in form factor, but that’s a load of crap to call Mac’s an alternative for those that need a pc. Nevermind business user’s, pc’s that cost the same as Mac’s are just as good if not better. Apple may get the creative types, but Windows is the OS of business and that isn’t changing anytime soon.