Tablets will outsell notebooks in US this quarter and next year, says NPD Ebook Readers: Device to Go the Way of Dinosaurs? Why do they think it so amazing? I see Ebooks as a precursor to tablets, along with PDAs. Really, it would be like saying "Pentium III to go the way of dinocaurs" because people are now buying something similar, yet newer. Let me describe a device. It is small and portable, and runs off battery. You interface with a screen that takes up most of one side of the device, and it does not have a keyboard. What am I describing? As for notebooks, it is because the market is mature. Am I in the market to buy a notebook? Well let's see, I still own FOUR notebook computers, so that is unlikely. How many tablets do I own? Zero. Speaking as a tech geek who likes gadgets in general, I would probably be more likely to buy a tablet in the near future than a notebook. Does that mean notebooks are dead to me?