Will tablets replace laptops?

Tags: tablets
Topic: Hardware
Answer this Question


2 total
Vote Up (16)

Just came across this:

A new poll by Poll Position found that 46% of Americans think tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers.

Oddly, younger Americans in the 18-29 age group do not think tablets will replace personal computers. Forty-nine percent said tablets will not replace the personal computer, 37% said the tablets will take the place of laptops and 15% did not offer an opinion.


Vote Up (14)

My iPad has already mostly replaced the Macbook Pro I bought a while back. I still like the laptop, but I find that I can do most of the things I did with it with my iPad. The iPad is lighter and easier to carry around with me.

I suspect many others have come to the same conclusion. Laptops still offer good value and are necessary for certain things, but tablets are just so much easier and more convenient to carry around with you.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
IBM is pouring US$3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years as it rethinks computer design, looking toward the future of computing, which may not involve silicon chips.
Upgrades from Windows XP PCs to newer computers during the second quarter perked up the PC market, which inched closer to positive quarterly shipment growth.
With July in full swing now that Independence Day is over, thoughts are turning to company-sanctioned time off for travel and relaxing in the sun. Before you head out on your great summer vacation, you'll want to make sure you pack well not only for yourself but your laptop as well.
Having nailed the basics of its ambitious Project Ara customizable smartphone, Google is now engaging the hardware developer community to add versatility to the handset.
Some top hardware companies have established a new Internet of Things consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other.
Samsung Electronics is expecting a drop in its operating profit for the third consecutive quarter, citing an overall slowdown in smartphone market growth and increased competition in China and some European markets.
In a move that could bring faster wireless capabilities to gadgets and Arduino boards, chip maker Atmel is buying wireless chip maker Newport Media for US$140 million.
Microsoft has joined what began as a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. It's a move that may be telling about Microsoft's plans for home automation, and even for the Xbox.
A Chinese company has become the first to construct multiple buildings using 3D printers that extrude recycled building materials at breakneck speed.
Join us: