Has the iPad Killed the Netbook?

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  1. Maura

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    In short, yes, it has! At least, that’s what a new report from IHS iSuppli says, according to a news story on AppleInsider today. In its latest report, IHS iSuppli says that netbook shipments for the current year, 2013, will only be a small amount over 10% of their peak figure of 32.14 million units shipped in 2010, being just 3.97 million, according to their forecast. This also represents a 72% fall from 2012’s total shipments. What this basically shows is that netbooks have failed to take off in the way in which they were expected too, filling in the gap between smartphones and PCs. And the reason for this? Well, as AppleInsider notes, 2010 is also the year that a little device called the iPad hit the market! IHS iSuppli goes on to say that by 2014, just 264,000 netbooks will be shipped, and that by 2015 it will be dead, with none shipped whatsoever. [/FONT]

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    [FONT=&quot]Source:[/FONT] IHS sees netbooks dead by 2015, blames Apple's iPad
     
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    Yes , I think so anyway , but still there us a lot of stuff I would use my MacBook for and not my ipad
     
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    It's all Apples fault
     
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    Ipads are killing even desktop pcs
     
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    My netbooks are dead to me, lol.

    I bought them a few years back, before iPad debuted, and used them extensively for web surfing. They've been neglected since. I checked them both a few months back and was surprised they still held their charges, because they'd spent more than two years without being charged or seeing any kind of action.

    I could see still preferring a netbook in some uses, like with Flash, using a mouse, etc., but I can do all those things on my laptop, which is way more powerful. Maybe some people would still want a netbook if they were on a budget and couldn't afford (or need) a laptop, but needed more than a tablet.
     
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    I have a crappy old Lenovo net book.
    I fitted it with a SSD and loaded Windows 8.
    It now has that wow factor, the only thing is I have to plug in a DVD burner.
    It does all the things with ease that my iPad won't.
    And yes I still like to use my iPad for it's touch screen.
     
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    Netbooks deserved to die. Just a bad idea 360 degrees.
     
  8. Bob Maxey

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    Nothing you posted really speaks to reliability. Reliability has little to do with the size or speed. Fact is, a netbook has its place as does the iPad.

    The netbook is ideal if you want a smaller device to carry with you. Or get an AIR so you can say you have a laptop which is actually the same size as many Netbooks which as we all know are really just a different kind of Laptop Mini. Or get you a keyboard for your iPod Touch and REALLY have a mini.

    That said, I believe the MacBook AIR is not much bigger than an iPad. And by the time people add an external keyboard, they have turned their ipad into a netbook which is the same size as a Mac AIR which is a laptop but not a netbook.

    Whew! I am still confused about the iPad and iPod and iPad Mini. Is the iPod touch an iPad mini mini or is the iPad touch the first iPad Mini? Perhaps the iPod Touch is the first iPad mini and the mini is really an iPod touch Maxi? Bob is kornfuzed, but that is par for the racetrack.

    I can earn my dinner just with the iPad, and quite frankly, that is all I be carin' about.
     
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    Nope, sorry, but Bob does not agree.

    The Netbook is in some ways better than an iPad. Sorry, but Bob is korrect here, so just accept it. smiley :p

    Netbooks are ideal if you do not want to carry a larger machine or you are tired of trying to write that doctorial dissertation on the first iPad Mini. AKA, an iPod Touch. We all know the iPad mini is the maxi version of the iPod Touch, right? Just agree and be done with it. Dag Nabbit.

    Just because we have the iPad which gives most people unfettered access to the web, Twitter, Facebook and the rest of those silly services; it does not mean the iPad is better. Sorry, just agree and end it here. Bob loves Netbooks, dag nabbit.

    For the record, I am typing this at the library and there is no speel korrecton and I refuse to proofread.
     
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    At last, someone who agrees with me. Good for you because you are korrect, sir! We love our iPads but they cannot replace a netbook.

    You might try installing Winstep Extreme and increase the WOW factor ten fold.
     
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    Agree. Netbooks serve a niche that tablets don't. But that niche might be too small to make decent money in, considering development, production, distribution, inventory, marketing costs, etc.

    If I were a college student, I'd carry a netbook. Less weight than laptops, more uses than a tablet.
     
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    Care to cite a few infographics? I only believe stuff presented with colorfull and engaging infographics. Or YouTube videos. Every web site lies except for YT because they are always factual and they never lie. So before you try to convince me you are correct, buster . . . prove it. Put up (Infographics or YT videos) or Shut Up. Smiley. :D

    I think desktops are being replaced with some laptops by some people and some people that do not need to earn a living with a computer like the iPad because it is small and thin and these cretins will toss their laptops, but I do not see iPads killing the desktop.

    Some people actually need a computer to earn a living and they have needs the iPad cannot always meet.
     
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    Actually, I spoke with a man in a tinfoil hat and he blames the Illuminati who controls things from a secret base buried under the face on Mars.

    Remember, you heard it here first, remember that. And when they track me down and kill me, please avenge my death.
     
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    OK I will
     
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