A first: Laptop sales beat desktops
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A first: Laptop sales beat desktops

Notebook computer sales surpassed sales of desktop computers for the first time in May thanks to an increasing desire for mobility, according to a survey by market research firm NPD Group. "Notebooks accounted for more than 54 percent of the nearly $500 million in retail computer sales in May, the Port Washington, New York, concern said Wednesday. That compares with January 2000, when laptops represented less than 25 percent of sales volume."