Even though Dell saw a decline in profit during the second quarter, the companies laptops are selling great. That division of the PC maker experienced 26% more revenue than last year which partially helped in the companies overall 11% revenue gain. So when a company sees such a decline in profit from $746 million to $616 million while the revenue gains, that indicator can tell a story of discounts and aggressive pricing.
The overall movement to laptops isn’t anything of a surprise. Laptops are increasing gaining in desktop-ish power, while decreasing in size. Not many people want to always be tied down to their desk and laptops provide that freedom. Plus, with the new so called net-books coming from all corners, including Commodore, more companies should be experiencing a similar trend.