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WORLDWIDE SHIPMENTS of notebook PCs overtook desktops during the third quarter for the first time, industry markets tracking firm Isuppli reported Tuesday.

Fully 38.6 million notebook PCs were shipped in the quarter, up 40 per cent from the same quarter last year, versus shipments of only 38.5 million desktops, a decline of 1.3 per cent.

This development has been expected, because notebook sales have been posting double-digit gains while recent growth of desktop sales has been flattening, down in the low single digits.

The global economic downturn had some effect in the third quarter, but total worldwide PC shipments still increased 15.4 per cent to 79 million boxes. The recession is expected to have an impact on PC sales in 2009, though.

The rankings of the top five PC brands did not change during the quarter. HP still led with 18.8 per cent market share, followed by Dell still in second place with 13.9 per cent, Acer in third with 12.2 per cent, Lenovo fourth with 7.5 per cent and Toshiba fifth at 4.6 per cent.

Acer's sales exploded to ship over 3 million more notebooks than it sold during the second quarter, many of them netbooks, posting 79 per cent growth year over year. Asustek also shipped a lot of netbooks in the quarter to pass Lenovo as the fifth-largest notebook maker. µ

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Notebooks really seem to be the way everyone I know is going, sucks that you can't build your own in the same way you can with a desktop
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Notebooks are just so portable. Of course they were going to eventually outsell desktops. I have both and tend to use my laptop more.
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Notebooks really seem to be the way everyone I know is going, sucks that you can't build your own in the same way you can with a desktop
Here's to hoping my friend!
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ive got both and i use my desktop more at home but laptop for outside. meh, what makes laptops so portable is their components, and each manufacturer has their own style of building a laptop, thats why its soo hard to find parts especially GPU processors and LCDs, although if they figure out with ati and nivdia a standard for such like RAM and HDDs then we could be better off. then again cooling and such would be the problem haha
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Desktops >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Laptops... Theoretically, your desktop is just a portable as your Laptop. Who cares if its a PITA to carry around, doesn't change the fact that it CAN be done.

And no, Laptops cannot take the place of desktops. They are at least 2 years behind in technology.
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If I was the average consumer I would probably still have a laptop, but from an enthusiast stand-point its only useful as a backup system, and for its portability.
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I love my laptop It's the only thing keeping me connected while on holiday. I had to leave my desktop at home

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Notebooks really seem to be the way everyone I know is going, sucks that you can't build your own in the same way you can with a desktop
Maybe that's why the sale of Desktops fell, because they don't take hardware purchases into account and more people are building their own.

Something to think about...
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Desktops >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Laptops... Theoretically, your desktop is just a portable as your Laptop. Who cares if its a PITA to carry around, doesn't change the fact that it CAN be done.

And no, Laptops cannot take the place of desktops. They are at least 2 years behind in technology.
Amen!

Laptops severely lack the customization and hardware freedom that desktops possess.
    
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repost!

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