Laptops Cheaper Than Ever

By Justin Mann on September 5, 2005, 7:51 PM
The average retail price for a laptop over the past four years has dropped 39% to a pleasant $1,000, according to the Wall Street Journal. Of course as technology marches on the affordability of usable technology becomes greater, and with an increased demand in a market that typically doesn't have loads of cash: college students, come lower prices. Laptops, a niche market less than a decade ago, are now expected to overtake desktops in the next few years. They are more than just portable computers now, they are tools for everyday use. If you're in the market for a laptop, now is a great time.

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phantasm66 said:
For the laptop oriented like myself, this is great news.Actually, I have thought for some time that what happened with mobiles will happen with laptops as well - soon, everyone will have one, and we will be wondering what we did without them. Prices will drop even further, so that a laptop just costs a couple of hundred $$$.
! ! said:
e using this with your "older" laptop [Users get all the benefits of a thin client solution without changing their existing PC hardware or software.]It will be interesting to see the Add-on trends in the upcoming years :-)
Julio said:
It's only been over the past year that a new low price point (at $600-700) has risen for laptops, which is great for people that don't need stellar performance but they are looking for mobility.
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