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ChangeWave: Consumer interest in Apple tablet ‘strong’

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010
News Categories: Apple

According to a January survey of consumer PC purchasing trends conducted by ChangeWave, pre-announcement demand for an Apple tablet is “strong.” 18% of respondents showed interest in the device, with 4% saying they were very likely to purchase an Apple tablet when it becomes available, and another 14% saying they were at least somewhat likely. In terms of pricing, three-quarters of interested consumers said they were willing to pay $500 or more for the device, while 37% said they would pay more than $700. Coincidentally, the 4%/14% ratio is the same as the percentages of consumers who said they would be very or somewhat likely to purchase a new Intel-based Mac following Apple’s announcement that it would be switching to Intel chips for its laptop and desktop computers. The survey was conducted in January 2010 among 3,314 consumers.

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If the tablet allows me to draw/paint/sketch, I’ll definitely be interested.

However, if I have to get a data plan/monthly subscription fee in order to use it, I’ll think twice.

I’d really like to be able to use a tablet at wi-fi hotspots, but carry it around for my own personal use without being constantly hooked to a 3GS network.

Posted by Mike on January 21, 2010 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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