Can The iPad Take Out The Entire Laptop Market?

Something happened this year in August that has never happened before. Laptop sales fell 4% year over year (Aug. 09 – Aug. 10).  And the fall from grace doesn’t stop there. First week of September sales figures show that units sold in the laptop market also fell 4%. So the question is what’s causing the drop in the laptop market? What’s causing people to buy less laptops compared to a year ago? The easy answer is what everyone would say – tablets. But “tablets” is plural, and the last time I checked, the iPad is really the only dominant figure in the tablet market.

So the new question is this – could it be possible that the iPad is solely responsible for a drop in the laptop industry?

Could one device (the iPad) be responsible for overtaking the entire laptop market?

Thoughts?

via Tribune