Tablets continue to rule the landscape, and they are fast becoming the preferred gadget to have around for technology savvy users. For many they provide the best balance between the power of a laptop, and the mobility of a smartphone.
And as a new study shows, a substantial portion of users are okay for trading their trusty old PCs for a shiny new tablet. In fact, more than half are willing to make the transition.
These statistics have been revealed via a survey of more than 1,000 adults in the US and Canada that own both a tablet and a PC. It mostly focuses on how tablet users respond to digital advertising, but it does contain some interesting numbers regarding overall slate usage habits.
For starters, some 56 percent of respondents are more likely to respond to a tablet ad than an advertisement seen on a PC. In fact, 42 percent of the people surveyed said they were more likely to shop while on the tablet than if they were using a computer.
Interesting statistics, but for PC makers the following figure may hold even more fasciation.
When it comes to permanently replacing their computers with a tablet, up to 55 percent of the participants are totally okeydokey with this. Most of them are finding they use their slate more regularly than a good old PC, thanks to the liberating freedom on offer.