“Netbooks have started to fall out favor recently — as witnessed by reports of return rates as high as 30% and an NPD study that found that 60% of consumers who bought them didn’t understand the difference between a netbook and a notebook,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“Meanwhile, Apple announced on June 8 that it was refreshing its notebook line and lowering its prices,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “Result: its computers have become hot sellers on Amazon once again.”
“Apple’s entry-level 13-inch unibody… MacBook Pro, has been one of Amazon’s top 100 bestsellers for 20 days — basically since the moment it went on sale. As of Monday morning, it was the site’s No. 4 bestselling computer overall and No. 1 in the laptop category,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “In fact, three of the top 10 and five of the top 20 bestselling laptops on Amazon are now MacBooks.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “qka” for the heads up.]