2021: The year PC gaming left the desktop

Like the embarrassed tabloid columnist, desktop tower PCs have faced threats to their lives for years. No-decades.Phil Harrison of Sony has been ringing the death knell in 2006, he told Der Spiegel “PlayStation 3 is a computer. We don’t need a computer.” Even though we might not have one, the PC endured it.

The case changes from beige to black. The disk drive disappeared. We use it to browse the information superhighway in less time and more time to mine Bitcoin. But despite its changing appearance and usage, the concept of the PC—a box full of powerful components for games, work, and entertainment—is still prevailing.