Australians are abandoning desktop PCs and flocking to laptops and other wireless devices, according to Nielsen Online's Internet and Technology Report released today. In the last year, household ownership of desktop computers declined 10 percent, while ownership of laptops jumped from 49 percent to 63. Wireless LAN ownership increased more than 20 points in the last year and now stands at 53 percent. Additionally, broadband subscriptions reached 97 percent, up from 84 percent in 2007.
"As Australians become increasingly less wired in the ways they access the Internet, a greater focus is being placed on laptop-style computers rather than fixed desktops," said Tony Marlow, Research Director for Nielsen Online.
Other highlights of the report include:
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