By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
May 26, 2010

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

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

From, a consumer electronics shopping and review site: “The data for this report came from a study of online individuals (non-Retrevo users) conducted for, 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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