The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Laptops at top of PC sales: "Sales of laptop computers in U.S. stores outpaced those of desktop computers for the first time in May, according to a survey by market-research firm The NPD Group.
Laptops accounted for more than 54 percent of the nearly $500 million in retail computer sales, the Port Washington, N.Y., company said Tuesday.
That compares with January 2000, when laptops represented less than 25 percent of sales volume, NPD said.
But laptops weren't the only product to outperform predecessors. May was the first time sales of liquid crystal displays (LCDs) surpassed those of traditional monitors based on cathode-ray tubes. "