[FoRK] [#24485297] Year-on-year netbook sales fall off a cliff

Jeremy Apthorp nornagon at nornagon.net
Fri May 7 18:12:20 PDT 2010


wtf?

j



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>> Less than a year ago, the netbook market was growing at a whopping 641% percent year-over-year. But in April, that growth slowed to just 5%, following month-over-month growth rate declines dating back to November of last year.
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> Even as someone who embraces the iPad and all its quirks, these stats
> floored me. I thought the iPad and the netbook filled different use
> cases? Maybe there's some other reason for this dramatic drop in
> netbook sales.
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>> Fortune cites research that found “44% of U.S. consumers who were planning to buy an iPad said that they were buying it instead of a netbook or notebook computer.”
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