Originally Posted by benroethig
I have a somewhat different view. I have nothing against the big cases. I do have a problem with the amount of obsolete tech still used in retail PCs. For instance, there is a PC I am seriously looking at. The keyboard & mouse are PS/2 even though the vastly superior USB has been out for 6-7 years now. The hard drive is ATA-133 while there 4 SATA ports on the motherboard. The graphics card slot is PCI express, but the three other expansion slots are normal PCI. It's been out almost two years and is a superior technology to good ole parallel PCI. Yet, there are no PCI-E x1 sound cards, wireless cards, video tuner cards, etc. Plus don't get me started as to why Plextor is the only company to currently ship a SATA optical drive. Legacy users should have to buy cards to make their old hardware compatible, we shouldn't have to buy things to make our brand new hardware last.
Oh, sure, I've tried to put that as a personal opinion. I know the majority of desktop users don't care at all about this. Actually, I believe that's why the thread's title is that (personal feelings). Probably that's why I have a notebook...
Anyway, I agree with obsolete technology, too. One of the things I would not put in a notebook anymore, for example, would be the 56K modem. I guess it would be much more useful for everyone to sell PCMCIA modems, instead of putting it 'default'. I have no idea if on a notebook the 56k takes a lot of space of the chassis, but anyway, 56k is dying and i believe it's better to start considering it a PCMCIA piece for those that actually use it.