Originally posted on May 6, 2011 @ 9:25 am
If you had a desktop computer, a laptop, a netbook, and a tablet, which one would you end up using the most? This is the question that TV ratings company Nielsen posed to the respondents in one of its recent surveys. The tense of that question was, of course, changed to fit reality and not a possible situation. So, given the different kinds of computers that the average person has access to, which one is the most utilized? The answer is not that surprising: tablets.
Nielsen got in touch with owners of tablets (or pads, if you wish) and asked them how their habits have changed since they got hold of the handy device. A stunning 77 percent of these owners proclaimed that they use their touchscreen devices in lieu of their desktop or laptop computers. More so, more than 33 percent of the users also said that they have used their (desktop) computers less – or even not at all – ever since they bought their tablet. As for laptops, 2 percent have said that they have stopped using what used to be the most portable computing device.
The survey results are not unthinkable. Just stop for a moment, and you will probably count yourself as part of the statistics. Just to make it formal, though, here are the reasons that Nielsen found out.
Topping the list is portability. Indeed, no one can contest that tablets are much easier to take around as compared to laptops. Other factors: ease of interface, fast start up/off, convenience, size, etc.
So what about you? Are you a tablet owner? Do the numbers above apply to you?