toggle

AAPL Stock: 121.3 ( -1.07 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Best Buy: iPad still cutting netbook sales in half

updated 10:55 am EDT, Tue September 28, 2010

Best Buy says iPad effect severe on netbooks

Best Buy today once again took an opportunity to correct is stance on the iPad's effect on PCs at its stores. The retailer said that Apple wasn't hurting notebooks as a whole but that they ate "40 to 50 percent" of netbook sales. It didn't give out specific numbers in the remarks.

The company hoped to seize on the popularity and added that it was considering seizing on the popularity of smartphones and tablets by offering an app store of its own. It didn't say which platforms would get such stores, although Android is technically the most likely candidate. Best Buy wants to give a choice to its users, the company said.

An effect of the sort isn't as dramatic as initially suggested, which would have applied to all notebooks, but supports beliefs that iPads are curbing netbook growth. Apple's tablet is significantly more expensive than most netbooks but is also much thinner and lighter and usually lasts longer on battery. Although it uses a slower processor, the lower demands of a mobile OS also make it subjectively faster.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +7

    Best Buy

    "One day we'll get our comments correct."

  1. wrenchy

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -3

    All is well for Apple


    Until they come out with a better netbook.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented