What I write is a bit of a simplification. E.g. AMD has of course designed SoC like solutions for game consoles.
Yet I still think it matters as increasingly there is not much of a role left for computer makers such as HP and Dell.
For a console, they make their money from a closed system where they get a part of the games sold.
In addition consoles are in production for a long time.
I also suspect SoCs make sense for things like datacenters. But for a laptop of desktop if you go SoC, what exactly is left for the computer maker? Pick the fans, power brick and the enclosure?
You may be right, but I cannot see this shift happening without a profound shakeup in the PC industry. What are all the motherboard makers supposed to do?
What about graphics cards makers such as Nvidea? They will potentially be locked out of the market. Although I suspect they will begin selling their own ARM based SoCs.
I cannot see this paradigm shift happening and everything staying "business as usual."