“For months we’ve been hearing that tablet PCs – led by Apple’s iPad – are hurting netbook sales in a big way,” Jeff Bertolucci reports for PC World. “But are they really?”
“For now, touchscreen tablets appear to be luring consumers away from netbooks but analysts believe in the long term, netbooks will hold their own in an increasingly fragmented mobile device market, particularly as computer makers address user complaints by enhancing netbooks with faster processors and new capabilities,” Bertolucci reports.
“Netbook shipments in the US fell 34 percent from the third quarter of 2009 to the same period in 2010, according to research firm Gartner. The likely culprit? A certain tablet from Apple comes to mind,” Bertolucci reports. “”
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