We’ve mentioned before that the industry needs to focus on removing any barrier of entry for novice users getting into next-gen technology. This is another major step to getting components up to the design standards set by their mobile counterparts. Functionality and form must also be enhanced with a sleeker and more intuitive interface as a means to stay relevant, and the UEFI architecture helps significantly.

Looking at all the shortcomings of the BIOS, it is only natural that UEFI was built to address the major issues. More importantly, UEFI will help PCs usher in a new era of computing, even in the “post-PC” era.

Rajiv Kothari is an industry insider who moonlights as a computer enthusiast, providing a different perspective and insight to new technologies.