Is the iPad Hurting Netbook, Notebook and Laptop Sales?


The Wall Street Journal caused a stir a few days ago, when it reported Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn as saying the iPad was reducing sales of laptop PCs, especially notebooks, by as much as 50%. Dunn has since clarified what he sees as shifts in consumption patterns due to Apple’s tablet device. Other sources have now weighed in on the topic. More here.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.