The number of consumers that plan to buy a netbook has dropped, says ChangeWave.
An October survey from ChangeWave that asked 3,108 consumers on the latest PC, netbook and tablet trends, found only 14 percent of PC users said they planned to buy a netbook in the next 90 days. That's ten percent less than figures for June 2009.
ChangeWave said tablet PCs are luring customers away from netbooks.
According to ChangeWave's figures, 26 percent of consumer plan on purchasing a tablet PC in the future. Of these, when asked which specific tablet they were "most likely" to purchase, 80 percent say they'll purchase an iPad.
The yet-to-be-released RIM PlayBook tablet, however, grabbed 8 percent of the vote, followed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which was released this week, with 3 percent. Two percent claim they'll purchase the HP Slate, while 1 percent each went to Archos Tablet, Dell Streak and Sony Dash.
Of those that currently own an Apple iPad, 72 percent claim they're 'very satisfied' with their device while nearly a quarter (23 percent) are 'somewhat satisfied'.
ChangeWave also said the number of PC users planning to buy a desktop system has increased to six percent since August, while the number looking to buy a laptop has remained at eight percent.
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