Netbooks Helping Credit Crunched Tech!
Ok, so I’ve come back home after a busy day and, amongst other things, performing an acoustic set and meeting my cousin for “a few drinks” in South Kensington – I still think that Crave have a valid point and a great graph to illustrate this!
The lovely people over at Crave have pointed out that those…. less than potent laptops that we call netbooks continue to bolster the sales figures of real laptops and PC’s here in Western Europe.
In the first quarter of 2009, worldwide PC sales nose-dived by a whopping 7.1% compared with the same period in 2008, according to research firm IDC.
Laptop sales, which overtook sales of desktops for the first time late last year, have remained constant thanks to so many people buying budget-priced models.
Loren Loverde of IDC expected PC sales to grow “around the end of the year”.
It’s great to see tech defying the crunch but, c’mon my gadgety faithful – look for something a tad meatier!!
Or – are you waiting for the new Apple Portable or summink?