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Friday, 06 May 2011 12:02

Tablets are gutting laptops

Written by Nick Farell


Neilsen claims people have found a use for them
Beancounters at Neilsen claim that people have found a use for keyboardless netbooks and are ditching their high-speed laptops for the pointless gear.

More than 77 per cent of tablet owners said they were using their new touchsensitive device for actions which they previously completed on their laptop or desktop computer. This strikes as odd as you can't really use a PC to play table tennis.

One in three tablet owners admitted to using their desktop computer less often, or not at all since purchasing a tablet.  We are surprised that many actually have found a use for it at all. More than 30 per cent of consumers who owned a laptop and a tablet indicated that they were more likely to favour their tablet over their laptop. More than 2 percent of respondents said they had stopped using their laptop all together since purchasing the tablet device.

In other words it was so frustrating they swore they would never touch another electronic gadget. We can't see why anyone would turn down a high-speed laptop for a small screen lump of plastic with their revolutionary tectonic speed chips.
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+49 #1 Bignon 2011-05-06 12:15
Those who stopped using there real computers weren't really using them I guess. The only used they made of them were mails, facebook and some light web browsing. But try to code on a tablet or do some serious hardcore gaming on one of those giant smart phones then we'll see :P
 
 
+4 #2 xochipilli 2011-05-06 13:45
Another stupid article, sorry Nick, but its not even funny. Its probably surprising for you but actually notebooks are a fine tool for work and I use one at work right now, but when I get home I really just read stuff on the internet - I consume, enough of working. And when you realize that 80% (or more?) people don't ever create content and just consume information, its not surprising that tablets are nice to use at home. Is it so hard to understand that reading stuff is more convenient from books=tablets rather than televisions=notebooks?
OK, I agree that tablets are expensive, so what? Get a job, dude!
 
 
-4 #3 Jaberwocky 2011-05-06 17:44
But try to code on a tablet or do some serious hardcore gaming on one of those giant smart phones then we'll see.

Does hardcore Angry Birds count ?
They look pretty hard core on the poor pigs. :P
 
 
-9 #4 jozef 2011-05-06 18:22
Nick Farrell: Un-funny, Un-inspiring and Un-original.
 
 
-3 #5 ASilver 2011-05-07 04:52
An absolutely hilarious post once again. I think you are wasting your talent and should drop this job to take up your real vocation.

Of course, we will miss you when we never ever see another post by you, but be warmed by the fact that you are living the life. All the best.
 
 
+15 #6 gozzak 2011-05-07 10:38
I think Nick is mis-judjung tablet users. I know quite a few people who love them - and there is one common thing about all of them. They are computer illiterate. These are people who dont know how to add two cells in a spreadsheet.....who dont know how add bullet points in Word....who dont know how to use Windows Explorer and dont understand the concept of directories.

These are people who think spam is real.

All they know, is how to read a web page and play a song.

And to be honest, I`m glad I dont have to fix their infected PC's any longer !!!

For that reason alone - I LOVE iPADs !!
(otherwise they're totally useless)
 
 
+1 #7 Bl0bb3r 2011-05-08 03:15
So basically gozzak, you are refering to people who in all intents and purposes are not the actual target of laptop makers. These are just people who saw a cheap device with a simple usage like a tablet / ipad and took it, a decision they would never make on an ever more complicated device like a laptop.

Makes sense... but they are not the reason the laptops have to suffer more shelf time. It's normal that when an overhyped and cheaper device shows up, the more expensive but also more capable ones will "suffer".

Also, the false sense of security you have right now will become clear once the hackers see a potential market for suckers in ipad users. Phones have been through this already.
 
 
+3 #8 dicobalt 2011-05-08 03:32
Funny. I haven't even see anyone using a tablet. I saw one lady with a Kindle. Everyone seems to use laptops and desktops.

This quote pretty much says it all:
"More than 2 percent of respondents said they had stopped using their laptop all together since purchasing the tablet device."

Wow a whole 2%. What a revolution!
 
 
0 #9 The blue fox 2011-05-08 12:04
Quoting dicobalt:
Funny. I haven't even see anyone using a tablet.


Me too i have not seen any one using a tablet device publicly. Not even in coffee shops. They all got there Laptops or iPhones.

The only tablets i ever see are in the store.
 
 
-3 #10 Cartman 2011-05-09 10:49
Tablets are products for idiots i mean its a PC without keyboard good morning, it would be like girl without tits and ass.
 

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