I am clearly not a computer scientist, but I get the impression that laptops have not been getting more powerful for the last 10 years at least. I upgrade and things pop up with about the same delay as the old laptop.
Is there any truth to my speculation? I cannot believe software complexity accounts for it, because isn't software written very efficiently now?
I also know we were approaching a computational limit with CPUs, hence the move to multi-core processors. My question is - are be being sold a bill of goods, computers portrayed as more powerful by some metric, but not really? The thoughts of you IT experts and enthusiasts are appreciated.
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