LAPTOPS are outselling traditional desktop PCs for the first time, according to the retailer, PC World.
Lower prices and increased take-up of wireless internet use are two factors behind the trend. The number of laptops versus desktops sold by the chain between April and May this year stood at 55 per cent compared with 45 per cent a year ago.
During the same period in 2005 laptops accounted for only 40 per cent of computer sales.
It is partly due to users wanting greater flexibility to watch films or access the internet on their laptops from different rooms in the house, PC World said.