Laptops outsell Desktops

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SAN FRANCISCO -- In a sure sign that the era of mobile computing has arrived, notebooks have for the first time outsold desktops in the United States in a calendar month, the research firm Current Analysis says.

After tracking sales from a sampling of electronics retailers, Current Analysis says notebook sales accounted for 53 percent of the total personal computer market last month, up from 46 percent during the same period last year.

San Diego-based Current Analysis does not follow worldwide personal computer sales.

Spurring demand for notebooks is their overall price drop as quality has improved, says Sam Bhavnani, senior analyst for Current Analysis. "Just a few years ago, the performance of notebooks was nowhere near where it is today," he said.

Notebook prices fell 17 percent during the past year while desktop prices dipped only 4 percent.
 

vegetation

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Makes sense. Desktops have all but stagnated for schools and companies, plus power users typically self-build. Laptops turnover much quicker for companies and students are buying them in record numbers now that laptop prices under $1k are commonplace.
 

Kelemvor

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Wonder if that research is for all sales or just for home users. I know our company buys laptops for everyone and they go through tons of them. But I would guess that for non-business purchases desktops are still higher...
 

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