Computer businessmen of Bangladesh call 2009 the Year of the Notebook due to the growing popularity of the small computers here. They noted 30 percent rise in sales, mainly to youths who are home-users or go for gaming.
The businessmen said Thursday about 40 percent of the customers were gamers. According to them, the entry-level home users come to the market for relatively cheaper computers within 25,000 Taka ($355) on an average.
Many home users buy laptops at higher prices too, but most of the computers with high configurations go to gamers' homes.
Laptops and notebooks are popular among different age groups thanks to relatively low price and mobility, The Daily Star said.