Thursday, March 22, 2007

Laptops Set to Outsell Desktops

Analysts IDC have said that by 2011 laptops will outsell desktop computers as portable machines become quicker and more efficient. The report predicts that laptop sales will grow 16.1% year-on-year until 2011, compared to 3.8% for desktop PCs. There will also be a short burst in desktop sales this year, due to the release of Vista, it predicts.

More than 82 million portable computers and nearly 140 million desktop PCs were shipped around the world in 2006, according to the report. The gradual shift away from fixed machines may reflect the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce and the ubiquity of wireless networks.


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