Online Holiday Computer Spending Up 25%, Pushed by iPad

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Computer hardware is the fastest growing category in online holiday shopping, according to metrics firm ComScore. The company said in a report issued on Sunday that computer hardware sales are up 25%, and that it is Apple’s iPad and e-readers that are behind much of that gain.

“Computer Hardware ranks as the top growing category for the holiday season to date with a 25-percent increase versus last year,” ComScore said in a statement. “Purchases of handheld devices (such as Apple iPads and e-readers) and laptop computers drove much of the growth.”

ComScore

Source: ComScore

In a it-turns-out-the-world-is-bigger-than-Apple related note, ComScore also said that the week ending December 17th (which makes for a strange accounting of a “week” that begins Saturday and ends on Friday) was the heaviest week for online shopping in history with US$5.5 billion in sales, up 14% over 2009.

The firm said that this was pushed along by “Free Shipping Day,” a promotion run by many retailers on Friday, December 17th. Four days during the week saw shopping exceed $900 million, with Friday hitting $942 million.

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aneexiaoa@gmail.com

iPad opened the door of tablet new word and make us a big surprise! It is also the here of computer hardware market,It is granted that iPad become so popular and famous.
As Christmas is coming, if possible, don’t miss give this big gift for your family , friend or your girlfriend. Personally, I think iPad with Aneesoft iPad converter suit is the best exciting Christmas gift.

Mike

I wonder how the accessory products are selling. I figure everyone who buys an iPad needs to get some sort of accessory to go with it - it’s just not a complete product without something else. I personally like the TabGrip for the work that I do at home on my iPad.

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