Sales of notebook computers in the U.S. overtook those of their desktop counterparts for the first time in the recently completed quarter. That's according to numbers released by the research firm IDC, as cited by AFP.
In the quarter ending in December, notebooks made up 55.2 percent of overall computer sales, as compared with just over 39 percent at the same time last year. This percentage was on sales of 9.5 million notebooks. IDC attributed the rise to strong sales during the back-to-school season, as well as strength in the commercial sector.