Laptop sales top out desktop

By poertner_1274 ยท 6 replies
Jul 3, 2003
  1. CNN states that laptop sales have finally clinched the top spot in retail computer sales with nearly 54% of the market.

    I guess with mobile technology on the rise, now is as good a time as any to buy a laptop.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    I had one got rid of it I prefer desktops. but then I dont have any business use for a laptop and for personal use I would rather have a computer I can work on and upgrade which pretty much leaves out laptops.
  3. ill-frosty

    ill-frosty TS Rookie

    its just a fad. everyone will soon come back to where they belong. ;)
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    What I would be interested to see is if this increase in laptop sales had had an impact on the hand held pc/palm sales. I've been caught between several worlds of Personal computing devices.

    A laptop and Ericsson T68 work for me, but if I didn't have a laptop supplied by my work I might consider a 3rd generation mobile with pocketpc functionality. I'm not sure. But I know that a lot of my friends who work in computing now work on laptops just incase they have to travel for work. Seems to be a more common practice nowadays.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I have always wanted a laptop, would be so much easier to get real work done on my desk, right now my monitor and keyboard take up so much space I have to do my real work somewhere else. But the cost keeps me away.

    I have a PDA as well but haven't used it in over a year, I feel bad to cause my parents got it for me as a gift and it was an expensive one back when I got it.
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Maybe, with smaller processors and hard drives on the way, all PCs will be laptops that fit into docking stations.....

  7. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Thats possible P66. For instance cellphones in the past, they are really big, current models are much more smaller and contains more features. Miniaturization is the future.
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