Given a chance to choose between tablets and netbooks, which one will you choose? Well, honestly in terms of size, portability and functionality I would prefer to choose tablets over netbooks. This answer is practicality one of my guesses why there has been 40% decline in netbook sales.
Previously, we have seen how netbooks have driven the consumers’ interest in purchasing them. We can say that netbooks used to have a healthy market share until tablets came in. Although it was not directly noted that the release of tablets are to be blame for the netbook’s sales crash, the statement of Microsoft’s general manager, Bill Koefoed is implying that this has an impact to them.
Recently, at the announcement of Microsoft results, there has been clearly an 8% decline in consumer PC market sales for the first quarter and when Koefoed was asked for further explanations, he only noted that it was partially due to a decline in netbook sales.
While Microsoft’s general manager is vague for pointing its reasons, the Gartner Inc., a business analyst company gave reasons for the sales decline on netbooks.
Apparently, their forecasts for the slow in sales among PC computers for 2012 have shown that it was due to the rising popularity of tablets.
No wonder the Vice President for Research of Gartner Inc., David A. Willis is encouraging the developers to make media applications for tablets. He further explains that business venture for developing tablet apps is most likely the driving force for success as tablets are the most appealing gadget to business leaders today.