Consumer electronics is an industry constantly moving forward, and at a rate faster than any other. Tablets, smartphones, smarts TVs â€“ all distant concepts a mere ten years ago, now firmly at the centre of our day-to-day lives and improving every day. In fact, those three technologies are exactly why the current state of laptops is so noticeably lacklustre. A piece of kit that predates any of them by a good 20 years, laptops seem to be running out of steam. Are laptops literally getting worse?