Oct 7 2010

Laptop and Netbook Sells Consistent Depsite Tablet PC Competition

The NBP Group recently reported that laptop sales were only down 1% July 2010 and 1% in August 2010. Although netbook and laptop sales have had steady growth in the past, they are far from being phased out by tablet PCs.

It is now clear that Tablet PCs are a strong competitor to netbooks and laptops and are making large strides but they certainly haven’t won the war. With sells holding strong we will likely see netbooks of the future adapt to their new competition and refuel the fire in the war on lightweight portable computers.

One thing is certain, in order for netbook and laptop sales to grow in the future the companies producing them will need to again create a strong demand for their products. Currently, 14% of consumers plan on purchasing a tablet PC compared to 8% that plan on purchasing a netbook or laptop. Although we can’t know for certain the percentage of people in each group that have the means to purchase in the future, it is clear that the tablet PC has a stronger demand.

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  1. cheap college textbook said:

    Laptops and Netbooks are easy to use. Tablets might be easy to use, but people want the things they trust.

    October 11th, 2010 at 7:50 am
  2. rent textbooks said:

    This doesn’t surprise me either. Professionals who use laptops aren’t going to substitute tablets for laptops. They might use tablets in conjunction with laptops, but they’re not a viable substitute

    October 15th, 2010 at 2:06 pm
  3. carhireshop said:

    I think laptops are more useful than tablet PCs so demand will increase in future.

    November 1st, 2010 at 1:45 am

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