It seems like hardly a day goes by that we don’t see a new study that says Netbooks are on the decline. And of course we have one today. Most of the recent ones focus on the iPad, but this latest one suggests that Netbooks are being squeezed from both the iPad and Notebooks. This Retrevo study also includes this statement in its conclusion:
Intel recently claimed netbooks, were going to sell well in countries like Mexico and India where they may serve as primary computers. However, don’t expect to see the record growth continue for netbook sales in the U.S. As consumers find the iPad irresistible and inexpensive laptops more practical we predict netbook sales will get squeezed from two sides and will not be able to maintain past growth rates. That said, netbooks should continue to get cheaper and faster and will continue to be an attractive alternative to laptops or other mobile Internet devices.