PC RECOVERS FROM MOBILE ONSLAUGHT

In the first quarter this year the mobile phone market is about $100 billion. PC was $92 billion but expectations for laptops will tilt sales to the PC.

  • Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • Apple iPhone 11
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+
  • iPhone SE 2020.

The studio has a 256GB iPhone 11 which handles the services fine. It probably has a 3-4 year service life or more with a new battery. Previously the studio was using the iPhone 7 plus 256GB. Both phones are far from obsolete but the newer iPhone 7 has improved health functions which leverages the new Series 6 watch.

The Android tablet is still waiting to be sent back. Need a different model with more features including SD cards and cellular.

NewEgg in America was criticized for bundling unwanted motherboards with graphics cards. The MSI X570-A PRO has PCIe 4.0 performance so RTX Ampere run at full speed. Used motherboards surfaced in numbers on fleabay.

The latest leaks suggest NVIDIA will have some new video cards at GDC at the end of the month. These cards will be modified to be reduced mining performance. Video cards are being hogged by coin miners.

RAM prices have been flat so some have upgraded which does help the SSD service life. RAM above 32GB is unnecessary most days.