Sales of laptop computers in stores in the United States outpaced those of desktop computers for the first time in 2003, according to research firm NPD Group. Laptops accounted for more than 54 percent of the nearly $500 million in retail computer sales in May 2003, the company said. That contrasts with January 2000, when laptops represented less than 25 percent of sales volume.
Strangely, the laptop victory happened in 2005, according to research firm Current Analysis. They said sales of laptops accounted for 53 percent of the total PC market in May 2005, up from 46 percent a year earlier.
An finally, today the New York Times said "this is the first year that laptops have made up more than 50 percent of computer sales in this country."