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Tablets affect PC and hard drive markets

It’s to be expected.

Blame Tablets for Everything (including Slumping HDD Sales) – HotHardware

The question is how much this is currently an early adopter game, as some people seem to buy anything for no other reason than that it’s a new type of gadget, but tablets will surely replace more casual uses of laptops, and longer term will replace or merge with e-readers.

The problem overall is that people see the iPad as a template. Forget that and instead think lighter devices (most current tablets are not light) and more adapted to being used as reading devices. I truly hope innovation will continue.

Desktop PCs and netbooks are already labeled for extinction, but I’m less concerned about laptops for now.

It’s no question that tablets are disruptive.