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    News - Tablets to ?cannibalize? netbook market

    Tablets will ?cannibalize? netbooks, outselling the portable PCs by 2012, according to research firm Forrester.
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    Re: News - Tablets to ?cannibalize? netbook market

    I partially agree with them - yes it's kind of obvious that that tablets will steal some of the share from netbooks, but I'd suggest that's only because netbooks themselves have become less relevant. What's happened to the EEE-like low-cost option? Last time I looked at netbooks they were priced (for the decent ones) at very close to the price of a basic laptop.

    I don't think desktop's going away though - laptop's are still very expensive - and if the other tablet makers follow Apple's lead (heaven forbid!) then tablets are still a "second computer" and you'll need the good ole desktop for initial setup and backup purposes* (which is one reason I'm less than impressed with the iPad!)

    And when is someone going to do a cheap (a la original EEE) tablet running Linux?

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