Will tablets replace laptops?
Electronic tablets could become the device of choice for the American technology crowd. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey we asked, do you think electronic tablets will eventually take the place of laptop computers? The answer was yes for 46% of respondents, no for 35%, with 19% not having an opinion.
A majority of Americans between the ages of 30 and 64 chose electronic tablets over laptop computers. In the 30-44 year old age group, 53% picked electronic tablets to 37% who chose personal computers. Among the 45-64 year olds, 52% said electronic tablets will eventually take the place of personal computers versus 30% saying no, personal computers will not be replaced by iPad type tablets.
Oddly, younger Americans in the 18-29 year old age group do not think tablets will replace personal computers with 49% saying no, 37% said the tablets would take the place of laptops, 15% did not offer an opinion.
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.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,155 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 05, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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