An excerpt from more analysis of likely iPad ramifications for PC sales
The more accurate conclusion is that tablets are establishing themselves as a replacement for a second or third computer. Consider the tablet the replacement for that computer people would like to have but could do without.
"Consumers who might have bought a new PC and thought, 'My current PC is good enough,' will buy a tablet or another device. Whereas before it would have been an additional PC purchase," said Michael Gartenberg, analyst with Gartner.