Analysis from MacWorld UK, answers to the question, Can netbooks survive and thrive in the coming years?
Netbook shipments in the US fell 34 percent from the third quarter of 2009 to the same period in 2010, according to research firm Gartner. The likely culprit? A certain tablet from Apple comes to mind.
Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Apple’s bestselling tablet ‘displaced’ 10 to 20 percent of netbook shipments in the US in the third quarter of 2010, which suggests that a sizable number of consumers chose the iPad over a netbook.
Which suggests that the iPad killing the netbook is a media contrived controversy.