Microsoft admits iPad cutting into netbook sales

November 4th, 2010 at 12:16 PM  2 Comments

Does this really shock anyone?

Nick Eaton over at Seattle PI got Windows product manager Gavriella Schuster on record as saying that that the iPad is cutting into netbook sales:

“These are definitely getting cannibalized,” she said. “These are really a second device. But they are getting cannibalized.”

As they should. Netbooks, for the most part, have sucked. Under powered, small screens, stripped down Linux OS or Windows XP. Compared to the iPad or other tablets for similar price, who wouldn’t make that decision in favor of the iPad?