A third of PC owners are shifting tasks to mobile devices

By Shawn Knight
Feb 8, 2013
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  1. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    "The report notes that 37 percent of consumers that used to access content from a computer have now switched to using tablets and smartphones to accomplish the same tasks. Unsurprisingly, accessing Facebook and surfing the web were named as the two most popular mobile activities in the rapidly approaching post-PC era."
    Now I see! Because, obviously, if you use a mobile device to check email while riding in a car pool or on a subway, you'll never prefer to use your PC when you get home or to the office. It's either/or,folks, and Science proves it.

    Poor PC makers. Like Dell, pulling in flat profits despite a declining overall market and as a result undervalued by about 30%, as some other article pointed out recently. It's only right, because the PC is doomed - DOOMED, I tell you.
  2. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340   +20

  3. A third of pc owners are shifting to mobile devices? The way I read is a third of pc owners ONLY use their pc for light browsing, reading, and accessing social websites. That kind of activities can easily accomplished by mobile device..
  4. Railman

    Railman TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 536   +69

    Touch screen has its place but in the general office environment it cannot completely replace the keyboard and mouse. One huge advantage of the keyboard is the ability to use it without having to look at it. You can find the keys by touch without accidentally pressing a key.

    Quite a few applications are not designed by touch. For example I use two Oraclei based applications which have barely changed over the years. I doubt if touchscreen would work well with Oracle.

    Frankly I have been thinking of switching to Linux for my next PC. Why waste money on MS for home use? It looks likely that I will shortly be getting a laptop for work so I still will have access to MS at home.
  5. Shtabaliuk

    Shtabaliuk Newcomer, in training

    Okay look mine scenario just after buying tablet and android-phone last quarter of last year.

    I using tablet for reading documents, phone hmm... mine eyes ;)
    But so I comfotable at 24"+ monitors at PC or laptop, I even can to type very fast (real fast, not so "aiming game" on tablet or "very hard aiming game" on phone), I can to answer on emails w/o uncomfortable things...

    But.. I hasn't Facebook account :) So I not spending "free" time for it.
    This is big difference.

    PC will be alive and tablets goes own niche (even goes from overheated state right now to normal market state). People like new gadgets. so booming not uncomon state, but boom has end... always. Then you go to normal average state in market sales.
  6. penn919

    penn919 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 151   +12

    Probably for the apps. Many apps exists solely to provide better functionality of applications that could otherwise be accessed on the HTML browser. Ex; Facebook, Youtube, Ebay, Google Drive, Gmail, Twitter, Etc.
  7. steve7

    steve7 Newcomer, in training

    I agree, I had a few tablets, a high end gaming computer and a simple laptop, Using a computer with 27" monitor, and keyboard and mouse which is much more confortable to use. Granted if there was a tablet that runs Windows 8 Pro NOT RT, I say again not RT, I would gladly use that tablet more than I use my PC, it will also need to have full sized USB ports and an HDMI so that I can connect my full HD monitor and use my peripherals, I really hate using touch, I'll take a huge monitor, K/B & mouse any day of the week over touch monitor or tablet. I know for sure there are people like me, and we will keep the PC market going, as I always upgrade my hardware.


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