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iPad Isn’t “Killing” Netbook Sales, According to Paul Thurrott

May 8th, 2010 05:40 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

mantis2009 writes “Paul Thurrott, the prolific technology analyst and Windows expert, reacts strongly to an article highlighted on Slashdot. Thurrott takes numbers from IDC and the Wall Street Journal, indicating that netbook sales have not in any meaningful way been affected by sales of Apple’s tablet computer, the iPad. Money quote: ‘[N]etbooks and sub-12-inch machines will sell 45.6 million units in 2011 and 60.3 million in 2013. If I remember the numbers from 2009, they were 10 percent of all PCs, or about 30 million units. Explain again how the iPad will beat that. Please. Even the craziest iPad sales predictions are a small percentage of that.’”

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