iPad satisfaction hits 95% in October ChangeWave survey, up 4 pts. from MayNovember 2, 2010: 10:55 AM ET
Apple's "magical" device the first choice of 80% of respondents who plan to buy a tablet
In this survey of 3,108 early adopter types, more of whom presumably own Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer than did six months ago, the "very satisfieds" were down 3 points to 71% and the "somewhat satisfieds" up 6 points to 23% -- ratings overall that ChangeWave research director Paul Carton described as "world class."
Asked if they planned to buy a tablet, an "extraordinary" 26% said they did, according to Carton, with 8% very likely and 18% somewhat.
"Not surprisingly," he writes, "Apple is the biggest beneficiary here – with four-in-five likely Tablet buyers (80%) saying they'll purchase an iPad."
Below: The dismal results for the also rans, most of which still haven't left the starting gate.
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