Tablets Overtake Desktops
Have you made the switch from desktop to laptop? How about desktop to tablet? For me the biggest draw back is my keyboard. I type and type and type all day. To try to work on a tablet…well.. just say that it threatens the well being of my tablet after about an hour!
However, in a recent report by IDC – they report that tablets will over take desktop computers in number of units shipped during 2013 and will exceed laptop computers in 2014. Wow! I don’t know if I want to give up my desktop! I have dual monitors that spoil me when it comes to having to work on something else.
I can easily understand why Smartphones out shipped desktops. I wonder if any of this has to do with desktops lasting longer or not being replaced as often as our smartphones? I know I start looking for a new smartphone every year but only replace my desktop every three or four years.
It is projected that in 2014, smartphone shipments will exceed one billion for the first time! Now that just blows my mind!
Today’s chart from Statista shows a forecast of global smartphone, tablet and PC shipments from 2012 through 2017.
Are you ready to toss out your desktop and laptop for a tablet? How do you adjust to the smaller unit?
I use a laptop but I don’t think I could make the switch to a tablet
Tara A. says
Desktops have definitely gone the way of the typewriter, explaining why they are so cheap. But I doubt laptops will go for a long time. A trend that I have seen lately is that a family is more likely to just share one or two laptops for the whole family, yet each member might have their own tablet.
Jennifer H says
Wow, that’s interesting. Not surprising entirely though.
Afropolitan Mom says
I use my laptop and tablet more than my desktop ’cause it’s accessible. My tablet goes everywhere with me – yes I’m one of those people. I’m leaving this comment via my tablet – even though it doesn’t have a physical keyboard I’ve gotten pretty good at using the touch screen.
Barbara T Dunaway says
i use my laptop more then my desktop. i like the fact that i can take my laptop form room to room with me and on trips
Donna George says
I never used my tablet for writing. I definitely need a keyboard.
Krystal M says
I must admit, I still only have a desktop! I think for my normal day to day use, it is perfect. (Of course, I also use dual monitors and that makes a lot of what I do loads easier!) However, it’s not very useful for when I want to lay down or go on the move! So I’m also looking into getting a laptop — for what I want it for, I would still very much need the keyboard. So I probably won’t get a tablet for many years to come, unless it’s one of those with a removable keyboard!
Judy Haughton-James says
I have only had desktops but will soon get a laptop. Technology is moving so fast! It will be interesting to see how I adjust to using a laptop. I am a new Follower and visiting from Thirsty For Comments Thursday.
Only have a desktop–I definitely NEED a keyboard. Desktops do last longer then the newer type devices which could be why the the desktops are perceived as being sold less. Of course I don’t trust statistics–they are way too maneuverable!! Maybe someday I will try a tablet-I have tried the laptops and really do not feel comfortable using them.
Colleen Schilinski says
I have enough saved in my Amazon account to get a tablet, but I am having second thoughts because I like the keypad…..So….Maybe a new Laptop instead if the tablet I was gonna get. I just cannot make up my mind so I am unsure what to get now after reading this.
Michelle Bowman says
I totally use a laptop for everything. I never use my desktop these days. We just have it for file backup and wifi! LOL
Susan Johnson says
I haven’t had a desktop for ages now, and instead have had a laptop. Other than that, I am quite techno-logically primitive, with a phone that has a touch pad but also a slide out keyboard. I had wondered how easy it was to type on a tablet, which of course, I’ve only seen in passing and never really tried one out(I try not to interest myself in things I can’t afford). I do consider the possibility of purchasing a tablet when my laptop is on its last gig, but the difficulty in typing would be a problem for me.
With my poor vision I really want a large screen new desktop despite them being on the way out 😛
Sarah Bailey says
I’m sat on my laptop typing this while watching TV programmes on my iPad.
I don’t think I could ever completely switch from a laptop to a tablet, I have an ultrabook so it’s not cumbersome anyway but I like a keyboard too much – I guess I could with a hybrid – that would suit me.
Marti Parks says
Wow! Who knew? Somehow I just can’t get by without my keyboard. Maybe, if I tried really hard I could get used to it.
Wow, this was really interesting. I didn’t know how desktop use compared to laptops and tablets. Unfortunately, we can’t afford to change right now anyway, and we are happy with our desktop(some days).
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