Apple's iPad is killing the netbook

The market for netbooks, those small, lightweight, and inexpensive laptops, was enjoying double digit growth until Apple announced the iPad back in January. Since then, sales have slowed dramatically. And the iPad may also begin to have an effect on desktop and laptop sales. This report only represents one household, but it sounds plausible to me: if you have a couple of iPads in the house, you don't need as many computers.

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