Monday, September 20, 2010

The iPad effect

Analyst Suggests 'Tablet Cannibalization' Responsible for Shrinking U.S. Notebook Retail Sales.

By "tablet," btw, the analyst means iPad.

Also this:

Best Buy CEO: iPad Is Cannibalizing Laptop Sales By As Much As A Shocking 50%

Not bad for a device that it took a month to get until a few weeks ago. And note that this isn't unprecedented. Apple has been reporting a 50% conversion from Windows rate among customers at its stores every quarter since 2001.

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