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    News - Global notebook sales officially overtake desktops

    The worst kept secret in the industry becomes official, with netbooks playing a significant role.
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    Re: News - Global notebook sales officially overtake desktops

    But surely this doesn't take into account all those desktop computers built at home? I imagine there are sufficient home builders to bolster the numbers of new desktops above that of new laptops.

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    Re: News - Global notebook sales officially overtake desktops

    Anything to do with the credit crunch? most people already have computers, so feel no need to buy a new one when they've got other priorities, and the people who dont own them decide to get a netbook as they're cheap.

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    Re: News - Global notebook sales officially overtake desktops

    I believe it is because a Netbook like a Samsung NC10 is a fully fledged PC, with XP (the best all round operating system for the average user), nice LED backlit screen, a tidy spec and very nice presentation, value and features.

    It is good to see nice products succeeding, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The opposite of when the over-powered, valued and internet-enabled 1998 Dreamcast failed, for example.

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    Re: News - Global notebook sales officially overtake desktops

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    But surely this doesn't take into account all those desktop computers built at home? I imagine there are sufficient home builders to bolster the numbers of new desktops above that of new laptops.
    I find that highly unlikely. Self-builders are a very small part of the market, when you look at the global picture at least.
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