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Windows 7: One-third of Americans now own a tablet, Pew finds


11 Jun 2013   #1

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One-third of Americans now own a tablet, Pew finds

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A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, double the number of a year ago, the Pew Research Center said Monday.

The survey found that 56% of households earning more than $75,000 have a tablet, making it the biggest category of device owners. Adults between 35 and 44 make up the biggest tablet-owning age group (49%).
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11 Jun 2013   #2

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I just read the source on the internet so it must be true...
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12 Jun 2013   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
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A third of American adults now own a tablet computer, double the number of a year ago, the Pew Research Center said Monday.

The survey found that 56% of households earning more than $75,000 have a tablet, making it the biggest category of device owners. Adults between 35 and 44 make up the biggest tablet-owning age group (49%).
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"...........And ....................." your point being.

I'll bet 95% of the population of Iceland own at least ONE mobile phone -- what does that prove.

So I'm really not sure of the point you are trying to get across here.

Obviously also the article doesn't consider a Mobile phone of any category (Smart or Idiot type) as a "Device" -- because if you include these I can't believe that a larger % of even the US population owns tablets to those owning mobile phones (and of course loads of people own both).

However It's always nice to be able to learn another useless piece of information every day -- might eventually come in handy though at a "Pub Quiz" --you never know. !!

Cheers
jimbo
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12 Jun 2013   #4

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Actually I'm a little surprised by the numbers. I must admit being caught blind by the popularity of the tablets. I remember using (for a few days) a "tablet" -type computer a long time ago and being underwhelmed to say the least. I have no use for a tablet, or a smartphone for that matter, so own neither.
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12 Jun 2013   #5
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Pew certainly isn't "self-funded" so who do you think would pay for this
"research". Just ask yourself what companies would benefit from it.
Also, who is the target market ? You don't want to be left behind, do you?
A lot of your age group has moved to tablets and your still using that dog slow,
ugly, heavy laptop ? Get modern, man.
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12 Jun 2013   #6

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I am with the minority. I do not own one and never will.
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12 Jun 2013   #7

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3 Computers
1 Smart Phone
1 Kindle
and still figuring out SKY HD+ (now plugged in to my router for catch up TV)

I don't want a tablet
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12 Jun 2013   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bej View Post
Pew certainly isn't "self-funded" so who do you think would pay for this
"research". Just ask yourself what companies would benefit from it.
Also, who is the target market ? You don't want to be left behind, do you?
A lot of your age group has moved to tablets and your still using that dog slow,
ugly, heavy laptop ? Get modern, man.

My laptop may be heavy, but dog-slow and ugly it most certainly is not.

It could NEVER be replaced by a tablet. As for this 'being left behind' BS, I'm sick of hearing it.

You want a tablet, that's fine.

But you are NOT getting my PC off of me, NOR are you making me get rid of it.

Not now. Not in the future.

Have your toys, I'll still be doing useful and creative stuff on a machine with the capability to do way more than log into Farcebook or YouTube.

Long after tablets are passe.


Wenda.
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12 Jun 2013   #9

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Tablets are for Facebook babies.
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12 Jun 2013   #10

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I'm not sure why anyone would call this useless information or question the point of it. The research clearly points out that the trend is that tablet ownership is increasing. If you are a developer of hardware or software, this could very well indicate to you where you should concentrate your efforts.

Of course, this information by itself doesn't tell the whole picture. It would be nice to contrast that info with the trend for laptop and desktop ownership. Is rising tablet ownership causing laptop/desktop ownership to decrease?

Almost on a daily basis I hear or read someone say something to the effect of, "I don't use my laptop anymore since I got my tablet".

I do own a tablet (my 3rd) and enjoy it but, to me, it's more or less a toy, I still use my laptops and desktops more than the tablet. However, I am not an average consumer. If all that someone does with a computer is email, twitter, facebook and watch a video or two then a tablet does that for them and they don't need anything more.
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