Depends on the price-segment. You can have very cheap laptops, which perform horribly, but can be compared to very poor and old stock left in stores. You also have fat gaming laptops which, if on special offer, can be close to a mediocre desktop. But again, the odds of getting more power for the money in a laptop vs a desktop is much worse, except for special deals and exceptions.
These exceptions are more numerous, if still few, compared to before.