They Said this when XP Tablet edition came out, and people carried on buying computers. (Ok, it was cack, but it was supposed to change computing forever).
Then Smartphones appeared, and they declared desktop computing at all dead.
Then laptops became affordable, and they declared the desktop computer dead.
Then netbooks came along, and they declared Laptops and Desktops dead (again)
Then the new high-end smartphones arrived, and they declared Laptops and Desktops dead again.
Then workable tablet arrived, and the desktop and laptop was declared dead again.
Then Ultrabooks arrived, and everything else was declared dead.
Then tablet stuck their head above the wall again, and marketing pukes have once again declared Laptops and Desktops dead.
And So The Cycle Continues. I've recently had more requests related to building and buying desktop computers than I've had for years. Because people have finally cottoned on that you can fix a desktop machine cheaply, after they have had a price for repairing a broken laptop, and found that they just aren't worth fixing. On the plus side, I've now got a nice collection of spare 2.5" Drives and SODIMMs. :)