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Netbooks Dying on the Vine

Just as I thought... Tablets, like the iPad, have taken the wind out of Netbook sales, which are now pretty much becalmed. Gartner did actual research that backs up my suspicions.

The moribund Netbook market is dragging down PC sales --  which will grow a dismal 9.3 percent this year. While that would be great for any other business, the PC market has historically outpaced basic economic indicators.

The iPad isn't the only factor. We are still living in a pretty sad worldwide economy that oftentimes causes upgrades to go on the back burner.

Have you slowed your PC spending? Share your plans at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 06/15/2011 at 1:18 PM


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