Technology has changed at a rapid rate since the invention of the first electronic computer in 1942. It was difficult for people to predict what this sort of technology may lead to in the 1940s but based on great leaps like the invention of the smartphone and the abundance of gadgets in our modern world; it is more apparent to us today what future technology will look like ten years from now.

PCs have come a long way since the 2010s. A good example is the touch screen feature. This was almost non-existent in 2011 but has since become the norm, even outside of laptops that double as tablets. If you are looking to trade in your laptop, you’ve had since the 2010s then we buy any computer, old or new, simply follow the link to find out more.

Below are some examples of how PCs may change in the future based on current technological trends.


Like the Surface Pro’s detachable keyboard feature, foldable displays are becoming a lot more common in the PC market. Lenovo demonstrated this feature with ThinkPad Laptop, “the world’s first fully foldable, fully functional PC”. Since then, other brands have jumped on board and revealed the practicalities and novelty of folding PCs. This sort of feature is likely to catch on in 2030 as it restates the hybrid mentality of the PC tablet as something that covers both recreation and work.

Smaller sizes

Laptop designs have borrowed obvious features from modern smartphones, among these touch screens, face recognition and full day battery life. Alongside this, there’s also been a blatant reduction in size within most manufacturers’ product ranges, a starting point being the MacBook Air from the 2010s. Some speculate that PCs will reach a pocket size by the 2030s, with Samsung’s Dex Platform already allowing users to transform their mobile device into a fully functional PC with keyboard and mouse.

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft and Apple both use integrated voice AI’s such Cortana and Siri respectively for tasks like setting reminders, finding facts or opening apps. It is likely in the 2030s that these will become more elaborate. Rather than shouting orders at them, we may well be able to have full on conversations. They may even have the capacity to predict our habits, lessening our reliance on the keyboard and mouse. AI in the 2030s is likely to give us a more responsive voice command, which we can blend seamlessly with typing and mouse controls.


For all the things that do change, there are always some that remain the same. In the processor’s case, this will likely remain the beating heart of the PC. There is still likely to be competition between AMD and Intel, with AMD having released its 4000 processor offering fast clock times, better power efficiency and even more cores. One thing to note is that much like some laptops themselves, processors seem to be getting smaller and more proficient as time goes by.