A new research study reveals that 11 per cent of consumers plan to buy a netbook PC this year according to online web site PriceGrabblers.They said that notebook and netbooks sales are also driving a “decent amount” of accessories.
According to the research, which was conducted in several countries, the percentage of online consumers who own a netbook has increased from 10 per cent last year to 15 per cent this year. 11 per cent of consumers plan to buy a netbook in 2010.
Netbooks are more of a complement than a replacement for laptops. 55 per cent of consumers do not see a netbook as a feasible replacement for a laptop. 63 per cent indicate that a netbook is best described as an additional device while on the go.
– The largest age group of netbook owners has shifted from 35-54 years to 45-64 years over the past year. In January 2009, 53 per cent of netbook owners were between 35 and 54, compared to only 31 per cent a year later. In January 2010, 55 per cent of netbook owners fall within 45 to 64 years of age, compared to 43 per cent in 2009.
– Consumer trends are moving toward portability. 86 per cent of consumers who own a netbook also own a laptop and 73 per cent also own a desktop. More netbook owners indicated also owning laptops and desktops last year, 91 per cent and 87 per cent respectively. 72 per cent of consumers see a laptop as a feasible replacement for a desktop, 45 per cent of consumers see a netbook as a feasible replacement for a laptop, and 27 per cent of consumers see a netbook as a feasible replacement for a Smartphone.