Home » Uncategorized » Notebooks filling two-thirds of PC orders

Notebooks filling two-thirds of PC orders

Notebooks have become the computer of choice for consumers. One recent study found that a full 65 percent of all computers sold were of the notebook variety. That is a 15 percent increase over the year before.

Retailers weren’t at all surprised at this news. Notebooks are certainly more portable than PCs, and the prices on those notebooks have dropped heartily in the past few weeks. The average price has dropped 20.8 percent. That’s a good drop and partly explains the 57.7 percent increase in shipments seen very recently. However, prices are beginning to creep up again, no doubt just in time for the holidays.

Printers, however, haven’t kept up. This is perhaps not surprising because printers aren’t exactly as portable as notebooks. Printer manufacturers are singing the blues, to the tune of a 22-percent drop in sales.

What does all this mean to us, the mobile crowd? It validates our belief that mobile technology is the wave of the future. Notebook sales will certainly continue to increase, succeeding even through the fear of exploding batteries and delays over replacements. It also reflects the fact that notebooks are more able to handle even the most sophisticated of games and other graphics-intensive applications.

So if you’ve been looking to upgrade, you might want to wait until after the holidays, if price is a factor.

About Dave White

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.