Occurrences iPad tablet computer was starting to affect the computer market.
Not only infect ‘a computer tablet fever’ to the vendor, another computer, iPad apparently also resulted in a decrease in market demand for computers in the netbook class.
According to research firm IDC, sales of netbooks from January to March which had been expected would grow 33.6 percent in comparison last year, it sold even lower than the first quarter last year.
In fact, years ago, carving netbook sales numbers 3.6 million units, or experienced a leap of around 872 percent from the previous period.
“Now everyone is trying to create a mini-notebook with a separate category, or a different type of device,” said IDC analyst Richard Shim, quoted from BusinesWeek.
Taiwanese computer site, DigiTimes also reported that LCD panel manufacturers in Taiwan to cut the number of its production, thanks to netbooks because of diminishing orders.
DigiTimes also said that Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) put the brakes on their investment in 10-inch netbook segment, significantly.
HP even considering to stop the production of 10-inch netbook, because the profits from the sale of Intel’s netbook netbook-Pinetrail, below estimates.
HP is now shifted its focus menggarapa 11.6-inch netbook processor-based AMD. However, other vendors such as Acer, Asustek Computer, and Samsung Electronics will continue to be meproduksi netbook as one of their big portion of the overall notebook sales.
One cause of deterioration of demand can be addressed to the emergence of the netbook iPad in the market, this weekend.
Based on web-based survey conducted by PriceGrabber.com site, about a fifth of potential buyers notebook and netbook is now more likely to want to buy iPad than traditional portable computers.
Dell and HP itself is that vendors have similar positive iPad tablet would be launched. In addition, Acer, Sony, Asus, Lenovo, and Samsung are also launching their computer tablets this year.
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