Laptops Outsell Desktops for First Time: "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...Notebook prices fell 17 percent during the past year while desktop prices dipped only 4 percent.
Last year, 80 percent of notebooks offered wireless; this year, it's 95 percent, Current Analysis says.
"There used to be a time when people expected a reply to an e-mail within a couple of days. Now they expect a response within 24 hours. People want to stay connected wherever they are," said Bhavnani."