“A new survey of Americans is showing what many computer hobbyists already have assumed: the arrival of the tablet PC is sending huge ripples across the electronics landscape,” James Derk reports for Scripps Howard News Service. “This new report, from survey giant The Nielsen Co., shows that tablet PCs — primarily the Apple iPad — are changing how people use electronics. The tablets are causing declines in the use of PCs, e-readers and portable media devices.”
“As an avid user of the iPad, I can see how it would cause a big change; I rarely turn on my desktop PC anymore and the use of my laptop PC has decreased dramatically,” Derk reports. “Why? The iPad is always on, always ready and small and light. When I want to do something quick, I almost always grab my iPad now.”
Derk reports, “The survey results bear that out. The Nielsen survey shows 35 percent of tablet owners are using their desktops less since they bought their tablet. When it comes to laptops, that number is 32 percent. What I have noticed on a personal basis is how little I use my Android smartphone now for data purposes. According to the Nielsen report, 13 percent of users report using theirs less as well. But when I have my iPad and my phone in the same environment, it is downright painful to launch any kind of data service on my phone.”
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