Jordan Robertson, an AP Writer:
Goldman Sachs calls tablets “one of the most disruptive forces in computing in nearly three decades.” It predicts that as many as 21 million people will buy tablets instead of laptops this year, jumping to 26.5 million next year.
Tablets and iPads are very different beasts. In the above quote it would be more appropriate to substitute ‘iPad’ where ever ‘tablet(s)’ is used. Remember that ‘tablets’ have been around for quite sometime — it is the iPad that is disrupting the market, not the generalized ‘tablet’.1
I freely admit this may not be the case long term, but is the case right now. ↩