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IHS sees netbooks dead by 2015, blames Apple's iPad

04/13/2013, 04:04 pm

Even as the wider PC industry declines thanks to the rise of mobile devices, IHS is predicting that one segment in particular will be fully dead within two years, with Apple's iPad as the primary driver in its decline.


Leak shows Gannett stockpiling thousands of iPhones, iPads for journalists

12/22/2011, 01:12 am

A leaked memo from USA Today parent company Gannett Co. has revealed that the company recently purchased thousands of iPhone 4S and iPad devices in order to aid its journalists in real-time reporting, video storytelling and social media participation.


Asus aiming for tablet sales to eclipse netbooks in 2012

12/05/2011, 11:12 pm

Asus announced that it expects tablet shipments, which will reach 1.8 million units this year, to grow significantly next year, possibly even eclipsing the PC maker's shipments of netbooks in 2012.


Acer clinging to netbooks amid pressure from Apple's iPad, MacBook Air

11/28/2011, 10:11 pm

Despite being squeezed on both sides by Apple's iPad and MacBook Air products, Acer says it remains committed to netbooks, especially in emerging markets.


NPD: iPad cannibalization of PC market has slowed

05/11/2011, 08:05 pm

A new report from market research firm NPD claims that the iPad's cannibalization of the PC market has slowed, as new purchasers of the device are less likely to have forgone a PC purchase than were early adopters.


Apple iPad sales slamming hard drive makers

01/20/2011, 04:01 pm

The outlook for hard drive manufacturers is getting jolted by the popularity of Apple's iPad as the market wakes up to the reality that a significant segment of personal computers will no longer user mechanical hard drives.


Netbook demand sinks as 80% of tablet buyers want Apple's iPad

11/02/2010, 10:11 am

A new survey has found that consumer demand for low-cost, low-power netbooks remains low, as touchscreen tablets continue to gain popularity. And Apple's iPad still dominates mindshare, even as competitors like Samsung and Research in Motion tout their own tablets.


Best Buy CEO backpedals on iPad cannibalization comment

09/18/2010, 01:09 am

Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy, issued a statement Friday clarifying his earlier comment that the iPad had cannibalized sales of some notebook and netbook models by as much as 50 percent.


Netbook maker reduces shipments due to success of Apple's iPad

08/16/2010, 12:08 pm

Asus will ship fewer netbooks in the third quarter of 2010, as sales of the low-power, low-priced machines have dropped due to strong competition from the Apple iPad.


iPad launches Apple to 3rd place in mobile PC market share

08/02/2010, 03:08 pm

Apple's market share as a mobile PC vendor has surged along with the launch of iPad, breaking 200% year over year growth while vaulting the company from seventh to third place in global portable computing.


Steve Ballmer: 'Apple sold more iPads than I'd like them to sell'

07/29/2010, 05:07 pm

Speaking to Wall Street analysts, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer noted that tablets are a big issue for the company and expressed concern about Apple's success with iPad.


Growth in netbook sales slows in anticipation of Apple's iPad

04/02/2010, 12:04 pm

As the launch of Apple's iPad looms, a new report alleges that HP and Dell have cut back production of low-cost, low-power netbooks after the market saw relatively slow growth in the first quarter of 2010.


Apple to answer netbook market with $500-$700 tablet - report

05/21/2009, 08:05 am

With a conventional netbook clearly out of the question, researchers for Piper Jaffray said Thursday there's mounting evidence to suggest Apple next year will introduce its own take on the market in the form of a tablet-based device that will sell for $700 or less.


Apple to introduce more affordable Macs, sources say

04/30/2009, 12:04 pm

Determined to grow its share of the personal computer market during the worst economic climate in its corporate history, Apple is tailoring changes to a pair of its offerings that will help drive down prices of some of the most popular Macs, AppleInsider has learned.


Apple orders 10-inch touchscreens for mystery product

03/11/2009, 08:03 am

Adding fuel to rumors of a so-called "netbook" under development inside Apple, Reuters is now citing its own sources in saying the touchscreens ordered by the company measure 10 inches diagonally.


Dow Jones claims confirmation of Apple netbook

03/10/2009, 09:03 am

Sounding more like speculation at best, two anonymous sources have reportedly confirmed to Dow Jones that Apple is planning to launch a touchscreen netbook in the second half of this year.


Chinese newspaper says Apple building a netbook

03/09/2009, 09:03 am

The Chinese-language Commercial Times is reporting Monday that a well-known touch-panel supplier will begin delivering displays for an Apple 'netbook' sometime later this year.


Gartner predicts sharpest decline in PC sales ever

03/02/2009, 11:03 am

Worldwide PC shipments will tumble by the largest percentage ever recorded in history this year, with desktops hit especially hard as mini-notebooks boost growth for mobile PCs, according to Gartner.


Netbooks killing off sickly Windows PC sales

02/16/2009, 06:02 am

PC sales are in free fall as the weak demand for Windows desktops and full-size notebooks in a poorly performing global economy is being compounded by an influx of low cost netbooks, which are gobbling up the remains of profitability in the PC industry.