Effects of Tablets on NetbooksSummary
Here is a summary of my opinion of the effect of tablets on netbooks, and I also provide a link at the end of it to my full tech brief.
I believe that the notebook industry will not lose market share or stagnate because of tablets, but they will in fact become even more competitive. This is again due to tablets not having the same productivity capabilities as a notebook, as well as recent advancements in combining tablet form factors with full notebooks. On a similar note however, I expect tablets to maintain a similar level of growth as it currently has because of its popularity amongst children, the elderly and those who want to use it to access the internet and check email while consuming online content on the go. These are key demographics that would not appreciate a full notebook but would instead but much more suited for a tablet. You can read the full tech brief here.