I've been wondering for a couple of years now how much life the desktop computer has left. I think we're a long way off killing all desktop computers. The professional market will still stand for a long time. I think it has lost a lot of ground to competitive laptops though. Now Microsoft and HP have stepped back from the tablet market I still wonder whether touch interface is the future. I have an iPhone, and love it to bits, I do everything on it, will be upgrading this summer and the touch experience is brilliant IMO. Consuming content and simple tasks - brilliant. I tried an iPad in San Fran a couple of weeks ago and although it's hugely impressive with a beautiful screen and intuitive touch I couldn't see myself working on it. I'm just too fast and experienced on my macbook. I didn't buy one because as an IT professional, my MBP does most things better. I might be in the minority with that last comment? I heard a fellow twitter'er say that adobe/creative suite and office will both be dead in 5 years. I'm not sure about that, but 5 years is a long time! I suspect apple will port most of their programs onto the touch interface and it will stand aside the laptops. I'm not sold yet as a work tool though, is it the future, or just great for the breakfast table, and watching a film on the plane?