Though not yet out, the new iPad has already won over a healthy chunk of current iPad owners.
A full 42 percent of existing iPad owners said they'll buy the iPad 3, aka iPad HD, when it's released, according to a recent PriceGrabber survey. Among all the people surveyed by the site, 22 percent already own a tablet, and out of those, 52 percent own an iPad.
Conducted between February 23 and March 2, PriceGrabber's survey reached from 1,829 online shoppers in the U.S.
Of the current iPad owners who plan to buy the new iPad, 39 percent said they'll snag it before year's end. Another 30 percent said they'll grab it within the first year of release. But 20 percent want it within the first month and 11 percent within the first week.
Those surveyed were also asked which features would be most important to them in opting for the new iPad. Many came up with more of a wish list than with items likely to surface on the next iPad.
A full 54 percent pointed to cost reduction, an optimistic sentiment since the new iPad isn't likely to be cheaper than its predecessor. Early rumors had claimed it might even be more expensive, but the latest intel suggests that prices will be comparable.