Notebook shipments in the U.S. surpassed desktop shipments for the first time in the third quarter, according to just released numbers from market research company IDC.
Notebooks now account for 55.2% of the PC market, according to preliminary figures from IDC's U.S. Quarterly PC Tracker.
"The 55% ratio was made possible by a record volume of notebooks shipped in 3Q08 - over 9.5 million units—representing more than 18% growth both year over year and on a sequential basis," the market researcher said. "These figures were reached amid a relatively active back-to-school season and the burgeoning financial crisis, which captured headlines but did not immediately affect the PC market's performance."—John McCormick
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