Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for PC Technologies, 2010

Published: 22 July 2010

ID: G00201430

Analyst(s): Bruno Lakehal


The 2010 Hype Cycle for PC Technologies evaluates 46 PC-related technologies to guide PC buyers as they make tough cost optimization decisions and PC vendors make tough product line management decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Work Space Virtualization
    • Ultra-Mini-PCs
    • Wi-Fi Remote Display
    • Browser Client OS
    • Web Books
  • At the Peak
    • Many-Core Processors
    • Persistent Personalization
    • Home Server
    • Media Tablet
    • OS Streaming
    • PC Hypervisors
    • VoIP Wireless WAN
    • 3D LCDs
    • PC Virtual Software Appliances
    • USB 3.0
    • Web-Based Office Productivity Suites
    • Desktop Brokering Software
    • OLED Screens
    • Bluetooth 3.0
    • Pico Projectors
    • PC Linux for Consumers (Emerging Markets)
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Linux on Desktop for Mainstream Business Users
    • System-on-Chip PC Architectures
    • Hosted Virtual Desktops
    • PC Application Streaming
    • Mini-notebooks
    • PC Application Virtualization
    • Hosted PC Virtualization Software
    • PC Hardware-Assisted Virtualization
    • Open-Source Office Products
    • Micro Fuel Cells
    • Nonvolatile Memory Caching
    • WiMAX 802.16e-2005
    • Trusted Portable Storage Security
    • 802.11n
    • PC-Grade Solid-State Drives
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Blade PCs
    • PC Touchscreen Interface
    • 64-Bit Computing
    • Embedded Cellular Data
    • Electronic Paper
    • PC Linux for Data-Entry Workers
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Pen-Centric Tablet PCs
    • Cellular Data Cards and Dongles
    • Server-Based Computing
  • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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