Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

Some British analysts have hypothesized that the laptop market will trump desktop sales by 2011. The group has issued a report predicting that laptop sales will expand by 16.1 percent each year while desktop sales increase by just 3.8 percent.

The group cites that 82 million portable computers and about 140 million desktops were sold in 2006. These numbers equate to a 26.3-percent growth for laptops compared to less than 2 percent for desktops.

And if you want one more shred of information of dubious utility, the same group also found that 80 percent of laptops had WiFi and 88 percent of laptop users used wireless networks at home. Joy.

Laptops set to out sell desktops [BBC Technology]