Turner: "Netbooks will cannibalise PC market"

Former PC World managing director predicts takeover as Deloitte sees £100 device by year end.

The former managing director of PC World has predicted that netbooks will cannibalise the traditional computer market, rather than co-exist with it.

Speaking at the Retra conference in London on Friday, Simon Turner told attendees that around 70 per cent of households in the UK already had a PC. However, he warned that that figure was not likely to grow, adding: "what will grow is the number of netbooks".

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