It has been my experience that most "consumers" who purchase laptops have no compelling reason to have a laptop other than it is cuter/flashier/cooler etc.
This is even after they have been warned about the many, many areas where laptops are inferior to a good desktop.
Can't be upgraded
Prone to breakage
Expensive/impossible to repair
The only advantage they have is they can be carried around, but there are tonnes of people who own laptops that may as well be glued to their desks.
Case in point, my dumb sister and her idiot teenage son.
They rang me up asking whether some Toshiba laptop they had their eye on would be good. I asked them why they thought they needed a laptop seeing that they never go anywhere, have never owned a computer before and only one of them works, and that is as a gas station attendant where having a laptop is hardly considered as being a necessary tool for the execution of ones duties. They then received the full lecture from me outlining the negative aspects of owning a laptop and went away to ponder things further.
Days later I learn that, of course, they went ahead and bought the Toshiba anyway.
Hardly a month passed before idiot teenage son decides to spill coke all over the damn thing, rendering it an ex-laptop. This is despite my often repeated express warnings after they had bought the thing to "at least make sure that nobody eats/drinks near it for gods sake"
Some people just can't be helped.
Paris, because she's the sort of laptop I could get into