Laptops make up two thirds of PC sales

By Justin Mann on December 19, 2006, 6:27 PM
We all know that notebooks are quickly overtaking PCs in terms of deployed numbers, but just how fast are people adopting them? With a significant rise in notebook sales this year, some are putting the notebook to PC ratio figure at over two thirds when it comes to sales:

About 65 percent of all PCs sold at the stores surveyed by Current Analysis--Best Buy, Radio Shack, Circuit City, CompUSA and Staples--were notebooks, said Sam Bhavnani, an analyst with the firm. Last year, the mix was about half and half between notebooks and desktops.
What does this mean for the future of desktops? While there are still many very clear advantages they have in terms of price vs performance and how far you can push them, today's laptops are simply proving to be more what people want.

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