The introduction of tablets has severely jeopardised the future of low-cost netbooks, particularly Apple’s iPad which is acquiring a massive 95% share when it comes to tablet market share. The survey shows that only 14 percent who are planning to purchase a laptop in the following ninety days will pick a netbook, a 10-point fall from this summer, according to ChangeWave.
Paul Carton, Vice President of Research said on Tuesday “The decline of Netbooks is imputable to a combination of factors admitting the end of the recessional period and the bestriding incursion of Tablet computers notably that of the Apple iPad”. The company’s October survey of more than 3,000 consumers also determined plans to purchase a laptop stay at 8 percent while future desktop purchases rose by just one point to 6 percent, compared to that of what resulted in August.
In addition to such low-demand of netbooks and desktops, 26 percent said they are thinking of buying a tablet in the upcoming 90 days. It means that the cupertino giant Apple, will enjoy almost 80 percent of the sales. Only 3 percent are predicted to buy the Samsung’s ravishing Galaxy Tab, whereas HP, who used to be one of the major computer provider expected to get 2 percent through its HP Slate.
Apple’s iPad has been sensational as far as consumer satisfaction is concerned. After dominating almost three-quarters, the iPad owners feel “Very Satisfied” with the magical tablet but these numbers are expected to climb up once the much-awaited iPad 2 hits the market.