As you are probably aware the Apple Tablet/iSlate will almost definitely be unveiled at an Apple event on January 27th, a recent survey on ChangeWaveResearch suggests that their is currently a lot of demand for the device.
At the moment demand for laptops is higher than it has been in a long time, the closest demand we have seen to today’s figures occurred in January 2008.
There are a lot of reasons for the success of laptops at the moment, personally I feel that there is a great combination of long battery life, high-performance and a solid OS (Windows 7) which makes laptops extremely popular, therefore whereas people would purchase desktops for their performance in previous years, now you can get everything you want at a fair price with a laptop.
This high-demand for laptops may also result in there being high-demand for Apple’s iSlate/Tablet, however I feel pricing is key. Another survey looked at Apple Tablet pre-launch demand, when respondents were asked ” if they’ll buy an ‘iSlate’ if-and-when it becomes available”, 4 percent of people said they were ‘very likely’, whereas 14 percent said they were ‘somewhat likely’, to see all of the related surveys check out this link.
Will you be buying an Apple Tablet/iSlate?