A new study by Retrevo Pulse has some interesting stats to help us answer the question whether Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPad is killing everyone else’s notebooks. Here is their conclusion and graphics with the data:
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) recently claimed netbooks, were going to sell well in countries like Mexico and India where they may serve as primary computers. However, don’t expect to see the record growth continue for netbook sales in the U.S. As consumers find the iPad irresistible and inexpensive laptops more practical we predict netbook sales will get squeezed from two sides and will not be able to maintain past growth rates. That said, netbooks should continue to get cheaper and faster and will continue to be an attractive alternative to laptops or other mobile Internet devices.