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[Ars] Survey: tablets chipping away at hours spent on computer, TV

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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/...omputer-tv.ars

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According to the March 2011 survey from the now-Google-owned mobile ad firm AdMob, hours spent on a tablet are beginning to displace hours spent on other popular electronics, and tablets are increasingly being used to read books, shop online, send e-mail, and play games.
Emphasis on "games". They can't play every game. If a tablet owner starts bragging that tablets are the best, I would like to see them play some intense DX11 game against a desktop. They probably can't even handle CounterStrike.
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Yea I highly doubt that. (Doubt tablets are affecting TV/PC use)
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post #3 of 21
Good for them but this is reporting statistical changes within the margin of error.
 
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post #4 of 21
Sounds reasonable. Its nice to lay on the couch sometimes and do your random internet browsing or light gaming.
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post #5 of 21
Well I use mine instead of my laptop, oh and while watching movies on my computer, and when I need another monitor, and when I'm using my computer... Come to think of it I'm usually using at least two of my three advanced electronic devices just about all the time! (EVO ADAM and lappy)
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post #6 of 21
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I wouldn't mind using a tablet (specifically the NotionInk Adam. That's a masterpiece) over a laptop but I mind over a desktop.
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post #7 of 21
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How is this possible when today's tablets are still catching up to "real" computers in some areas of productivity? A hint lies in some of AdMob's other statistics: more than two-thirds (68 percent) reported using their tablets for a minimum of one hour per day, and 82 percent said they primarily use it at home. If you assume the majority of those surveyed are not huge at-home computer users, then the numbers begin to make more sense.
The people that were surveyed were just miniscule casual computer users. These were not people who did work or any prolonged activities on computers. No wonder the numbers were so skewed.
post #8 of 21
get outside and ride a bike.
post #9 of 21
stupid technology is stupid.
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the other studies show more people spending time sitting on the toilet. Directly connected...? I think so.
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