If you still had doubts about the iPad killing netbooks, the well-known Forrester Research published today the result of a survey that also says something similar: by 2012, tablets will outperform netbooks in sales.
In 2014, there will be more people using tablets than netbooks. For 2015, she predicts that tablets will comprise 23% of overall PC sales (by units) in the United States, jumping from 3.5 million in 2010 to 20.4 million five years from now. At the same time, notebooks dominate with 42% market share, desktops will have 18% and cairo netbooks to 17%.
"The growth of tablets directly affects netbooks, which have similar media consumption and browser usage styles, but do not sync data through services like the iPad does," said Sarah Rotman Epps, an analyst at Forrester.
Another interesting finding from Forrester's survey is that consumers “didn't ask” for tablets; the Apple that is “teaching” them to want / want the iPad.