Tablet Computers in the last two years have really matured and have proven to be a viable consumer item. You only need to look at the success of the iPad and the other brood the market has spawned. Companies like Samsung, Motorola, Asus, RIM and others have recently released tablets and people are quickly using their old devices less, and tablets more.
Nielson recently filed a very interesting report that gives us an introspective on how tablets are used in the USA. Around half of all tablet owners say they are the only ones that use the device in any given house. While 48% of all owners said they share the device with family members.
It also seems that tablet owners are using their other devices allot less. 35% of people said they use their PC’s way less since purchasing a tablet while 32% mentioned that they use their netbook or laptop less. The report allocates this to the extreme portability of tablets over their competition and the ease of use.
One of the most important elements of this survey was how 27% of all of the people polled said they use their dedicated e-reader less. I have a e-reader and love it, actually I have several. I used to read on them all of the time, but since I have tablets such as the iPad 2 I find myself using this device a ton more and my e-readers less. This is because a tablet is all in one device, I can read a few articles in a newspaper, check my email, visit a forum and do other things. Primarily I like the fact its full color and has better internal components such as Processor, RAM, and internal memory.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.