Survey: 25% of computer users debating on going tablet-only

By Matthew ยท 35 replies
Dec 20, 2012
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  1. Techspot is biased and very obviously takes bribes.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    It's that obvious is it? What exactly give it away?

    How can you say TechSpot is taking bribes, when most of the articles are cut and paste from other sources?
  3. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    If you don't game or do work on your computer, why not buy a tablet the next time you need a new computer?
  4. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    "how likely they are to replace their PC after it stops working" Please realize modern PC's are pretty reliable, more so then laptops, consoles and tablets combined. So take it with a grain of salt when someone says on the spot that they will replace their PC with a tablet. You never know how long that desktop will last and when it does fail in 3 to 4 years maybe you'll already have a tablet and understand that a PC is still something worth having in the house. Yes a tablet is a fun little toy, but its just that, a toy. Also, just imagine what tablets are going to be in 3 to 4 years. Probably comparable to PC's right now, or at least the average PC right now.
  5. jonjonjon

    jonjonjon TS Rookie Posts: 18

    If you think you can replace your computer with a tablet then you are not a REAL computer user. sorry.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,726   +3,700

    What constitutes a real computer user?

    I'm sorry but when I see tablets and even cell phones doing more than any PC did back in the 90's, I have no choice but to disagree with you. You seem to be raising the stakes of what constitutes a real computer user, simply by looking at top end of computing power. And to further my argument a real computer user uses what they need at the time to get the job done regardless of computing power.
  7. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +235

    Let me know when I can install Photoshop and Sony Vegas on a tablet. Oh and let me know when that tablet is going to let me render 1080p videos as fast as my i7 does.

    I hope everyone recognizes my sarcasm.
  8. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    Hell no. I have my desktop for gaming. Laptop for work stuff, HTC Wildfire for phone.

    I've used tablets before and I can honestly say, they're not the all-rounder technology which will replace everything. They're useless for gaming, typing and spreadsheet work. They're also useless for any kind of 3D modelling or web design.

    They're nothing but play things for kids, Adults will always use desktops/laptops.
  9. This is based off the 25% that only use a pc for internet and social media, there is no way that you could fully replace a pc for gaming, you'd get sick of tapping, and mistapping...
  10. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Where's my bribe? I want a bribe too.
  11. " But in the end everyone who switches to tablets is giving up power,..."

    I agree w/that. Been looking 4 a laptop w/dedicated graphics card and was amazed at the prices. Between that and the new trend in no cd player, I see that they want us all to load up our files to the cloud and have just dumb terminals eventually. They control the vertical and the horizontal. No thanks. It's bad enough they now charge by the year for programs when before you bought and owned them permanently. I see our choices slowly being taken away, bit by "oh that new gizmo!" bit.

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