But most went ahead and bought the netbook, according to a Retrevo “pulse report”

Source: Retrevo

Below: The leanings of shoppers who have to choose between a netbook and Apple’s AAPL tablet computer this year.

Source: Retrevo

From Retrevo.com, a consumer electronics shopping and review site: “The data for this report came from a study of online individuals (non-Retrevo users) conducted for Retrevo.com, by an independent panel. The sample size was over 1,000 distributed across gender, age, income and location in the United States. Most responses have a confidence interval of 4% at a 95% confidence level.”

More pie charts here.

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