Move over desktop computers, the laptop is set to conquer the world.
During the past 10 years, notebooks have increased from a 20% market share to almost 50%, and they are expected to outsell desktop computers by the end of the decade, according to Intel developers attending a Forum in Taipei last month.
Mooly Eden, Intel vice president and general manager of the Mobility Platforms Group, believes the internet is the main driver behind the growth in laptop computers.
“If you believe that one of the most persuasive things today is to be connected to the internet, (then you’ll know) it’s unnatural for us to be tethered to a desktop,” he said.
He says the popularity of the mobile phone also proves that people want to stay in touch with the world while they’re on the move.