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30 percent of netbook shoppers bought an iPad instead, survey says

Retrevo: "In past years, the netbooks took the market by a storm. With Intel Atom chip sets, long battery life, small form factors, and low price they offered a great alternative to expensive, bulky laptops. However, the double whammy of cheaper laptops and the sensational new Apple iPad tablet may be hurting netbook popularity. This Retrevo Pulse Study asked netbook, laptop, and iPad owners and buyers what products they considered this past year and what they ended up buying. We also asked what they are currently considering and which products they are leaning toward."

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snoop_dizzle2317d ago (Edited 2317d ago )

While I probably wont buy an iPad, I would likely take one over most net-books. I find my laptop to be the right size (15" for me isn't too big or small). If I were to buy another device it would probably be something like a tablet (a thin dedicated tablet). It wouldn't replace my laptop, rather it would accompany it. While an iPad can be awkward to use so can a lot of net-books for those of us who have big hands (and I find most to lack in quality).

I'm iffy about tablets too, but currently I would still probably take a tablet over a net-book.

Thracks2317d ago

30% sounds like a pretty bogus figure to me.

Theonik2316d ago

I'll rephrase that and say:
"30% of netbook shoppers are morons"