There’s a new infographic in town, which I thought would be interesting to analyze and see how well it applies to my own tablet use. The infographic is at the bottom of this article.First, the infographic says that 30% of every tablet user in 2012 used their tablet daily. That number is surprisingly low for me. Personally, I use my tablet daily maybe 80-90% (meaning, for every 10 days, there are 1-2 days I don’t use it). The Xperia™ Tablet is pretty sweet though, so it would be hard not to pick it up daily!The infographic also says 33% of the tablet users use it at home, 67% outside of home. For me, I think it’s about the opposite. Outside, I use my smartphone mostly, and inside I use my tablet most.In 2012, users downloaded 22 apps on average – and 96% of all tablet users download apps. I have over 50 apps on my tablet, but I’m curious and try out a lot of apps and games. If I did a clean-up, I could probably get down to less than 20 apps I would prefer to keep.
When it comes to video, 54% of tablet users watch video. I think I watch a video almost daily on my tablet, be it either a video podcast, a YouTube video or some online course video, like these days as I’m currently trying to learn a programming language. It’s easy to do just 15 minutes of “school” before bedtime.
The final thing I want to highlight from the infographic (it contains a lot more, go see for yourself at the bottom of this article), is the “71% prefer reading on tablets vs mobile phones and other media”. I definitely dislike reading on my smartphone, the screen is just not big enough. In a “tablet vs desktop/laptop” battle, I would definitely pick the tablet 90% of the time – I much prefer that. However, if “tablet vs printed media”, I’m probably down to 25% tablet and 75% printed media. There’s just something “different” about reading printed media, feeling the paper in your hands etc. Obviously this only applies to static text and images – if video or any other kind of interaction is implemented, then the tablet will always beat printed media. Also, you can’t beat how much content you can store on a tablet compared to a book shelf…
Some people don’t understand the need for a tablet, they say you might as well buy a cheap laptop and use that. Well, you could, but a tablet is just much easier to handle when you are in a bed, or on an airplane/bus/train, or sitting comfortable in the couch, I would argue. Besides, an Xperia™ Tablet doesn’t cost you much over 300 quid at the moment, if you want a good quality tablet, or you can find even cheaper tablets if you are satisfied with less performance and build quality.
Do you have a tablet?
If yes, which one do you have? And what do you use it for?
If no, why not? Are you looking to buy one, or are you one of those “laptops for the win!”-people?
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