Laptop sales beat Desktop

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by DakotaGuy, Jul 3, 2003.

  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
  2. evil macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2003
    chicago ex-toronto
    well it sure seems to make sense.
    partially because laptops are closer in power to desktops and because the desktop market may be a bit saturated.
  3. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    i believe it. laptops have proven to be powerful enough for most people and you can take them wherever you please.

  4. MacFan25 macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2003
    It's not surprsing. I think the numbers will continue to rise in coming years.
  5. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Lucky for us Steve Jobs and Apple are innovative. He announced at MWSF, "That this is the year of the laptop." So it's no really suprising that laptop sales have increased.
  6. mcrain macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2002
    Choice is easy

    For me, the choice was easy. I didn't need a duel chip anything for what I do, I didn't want a PC or Windows, and the Powerbook I ended up getting did everything I needed (With the added bonus of being portable!) It was an easy choice for me.

    A few years ago, I had both a desktop and a laptop because the laptop was considerably slower, and it was such a tradeoff in power for portability that you had to have both machines.
  7. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    lol. the way you said that it made it seem that Jobs was responsible for the rise in sales :p
  8. C14ru5 macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2002
    Oslo, Norway, Sector ZZ9 PluralZ Alpha
    I work in a computer store, and I've noticed the following pattern from my customers:

    -Most younger customers (students, for instance) choose portables because they want to bring their digital lifestyle everywhere they go.

    -Most elderly customers choose portables because they're small and silent, not because of portability. We also have a 128k on display (along with a Plus, SE and Classic), and the customers show the same emotions towards these machines as they do towards the portables - interesting.

    -When asked about a PowerMac: "Oh no, that's way too bulky and noisy. Who would ever need that?"

    -When asked about an iMac: "It's nice, but the iBook is smaller, and I have the *option* of moving the machine around, if necessary. Also, if I need a larger monitor, I can buy a PowerBook!"

    I would say, off the top of my head, 2/3 of my customers buy laptops. Probably because they want freedom of choice - and the iBook/PowerBook/Airport/iPod combination is a great way to get this.
  9. akushlan macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2003
    Palo Alto, CA
    I am so relieved that I am right on the average
    Last year I bought 1000 computers and 540 of them were laptops
  10. Macmaniac macrumors 68040


    Well like Steve said it would be the year of the laptop!
    He could increase the migration by offering a G5 in the TiBook.
    Very interesting though it shows an emerging trend.
  11. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    Out of curosity what age would you consider to be elderly?
  12. fatfish macrumors 6502


    May 11, 2003
    Poulton-le-Fylde, UK
    Oh statistics....................

    They'll always say what you want them to say.

    Are you sure these figures don't mean that laptops are now affordable enough to have one as well as the desktop rather than instead of.

    I've just had a quick count and have got 12 devices plugged into my desktop. I wouldn't mind a laptop to go with it, but it wouldn't be very portable, if it was to replace my desktop. (or secure for that matter-I'm sure I'd be at risk of leaving it on a train or dropping it in the swimming pool at some stage)

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