Yes, that’s right – for all the news we get about business-oriented netbooks and companies adopting netbooks over notebooks to cut costs, it turns out that people tend to use them for their daily fix of Facebook and flash games.
According to Forrester Research’s survey of 5000 North American adults, 52% of those who own netbooks use their netbook “primarily for entertainment.” People do more serious work on their laptops and desktops.
The study also tried to tackle a more interesting question – who’s buying all these netbooks? It found that 42% are in their thirties and 68% are male, with the average salary of netbook users being $97,000.
Of course, none of this info may be useful to netbook manufacturers – 70% of netbooks sold are sold in Europe anyway.