updated 04:45 pm EST, Wed November 17, 2010
Notebooks, TVs, e-readers follow behind
Of Americans planning to buy high-tech electronics during the holidays, most are picking the iPad or some other form of media tablet, says Retrevo. The shopping and review site recently conducted an online survey of over 1,000 people, which it says points to people spending 16 percent more on electronics this holiday period over 2009. After tablets, notebooks were the next most sought-after gadgets in the survey group, followed by non-3D TVs.
E-readers like the Amazon Kindle tied for fourth with iPods and other MP3 players. Netbooks came in fifth place, followed by 3D-capable TVs in sixth.
The Retrevo survey also points to clear divisions in terms of groups buying electronics. 70 percent of 18-34 year olds in the survey said they would be buying, as compared to 53 percent in the 35-54 age range, and just 31 percent in the 55-plus group. 65 percent of men reported interest versus 52 percent of women. When using smartphone ownership as a gauge, 83 percent of iPhone owners said they were planning to buy, next to 75 percent of BlackBerry owners, and 72 percent of Android users.