“A new survey shows consumers are ‘overwhelmingly leaning’ toward the iPad instead of netbooks, and cheap laptops are also taking a toll on netbook sales,” Daniel Ionescu reports for PC World. “The study, which surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers, was commissioned by consumer electronics site Retrevo,”
Ionescu reports, “The Retrevo survey asked consumers whether they are planning on buying an iPad or a netbook: 78 percent said they would be choosing an iPad, while only 22 percent would choose a netbook.”
“Analysts say however, that the iPad won’t cripple sales of netbooks, at least not this year, mainly because the $200 or so gap in pricing between the two types of device,” Ionescu reports. “Jeff Orr, an analyst with ABI Research, reportedly said earlier this month that just one percent of potential netbook buyers would be impacted by tablets, like the iPad.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Whew, that’s a relief for junky netbook peddlers; everybody knows analysts are always right – even when consumer survey data totally refutes the analyst’s assertion.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carlos G.” for the heads up.]