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iPad: The Netbook Destroyer

May 6, 2010

You may recall earlier that many pundits had guessed that the iPad may indeed become the netbook killer. Its a bit sad, especially when you consider how short the lifespan of the netbook has been.

A new study indicates that the Apple iPad will shrivel the netbook market.

Fortune points us to a March study from financial house Morgan Stanley and research outfit Alphawise that says 44 per cent of US consumers planning to buy an iPad will opt for the Jobsian tablet instead of new netbook or notebook.

However, what was a little less expected (or maybe just not talked about) was that the iPad is projected to cut into the iPod Touch market.

As you might expect, the study also indicates the iPad will eat into sales of the iPod touch, a, well, smaller version of the iPad. According to the study, 40 per cent of future iPad buyers will shun the iPod touch.

The iPad seems to have also put a dent into the eReader market.

Meanwhile, 28 per cent said they would buy an iPad rather than an ereader, and 27 per cent they choice the tablet instead of a destkop.

Read the rest.

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