Are the PC’s days numbered?
Personally, they’ll have to pry the keyboard from my cold, dead hands. But not for 46 percent of Americans that believe tablets will replace laptops according to a recent study by Poll Position.
The survey, conducted earlier this month, reveals that for a huge chunk of the population, tablets may fulfill their mobile computing needs. And then there’s this surprising statistic that defies the conventional wisdom that all kids these days are flocking to tablets.
In fact, it turns out that nearly half of the 18-29 year-olds polled, 49 percent of them do not think tablets will replace PCs versus the 37 percent that think otherwise.
Boys and their (tech) toys
If you’ve watched the infamous iPad episode of Modern Family, then you know how grown men love their shiny new slates. A side note: the character stricken with iPad-lust, Phil Dunphy, is within the 30-60 age-range of people most likely to believe that tablets will replace PCs. (53 percent for 30-44 year olds, 52 percent for 45-64 year olds.)
Getting back on track…
According to Poll Position, “Men favored electronic tablets over women with 53% of men saying electronic tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers versus 39% of women picking the tablets over laptops.” That seems to roughly square with people I see with iPads and other tablets on the subway, in cafes and at airports. But the ladies like their tablets too, so expect to see those figures shift upward soon.
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