Best Buy CEO Brian Dun has made a rather strong statment.

He said that customers coming to their stores are going for the Apple iPad instead of regular laptop models.

He said that the iPad is affecting the sales of laptops at their stores by as much as 50%.

Dun added: “People are willing to disproportionately spend for these devices because they are becoming so important to their lives.”

This is pretty incredible considering the iPad costs almost as much as a cheap laptop but is unlikely to do half as many tasks as a laptop can do.