To say there were a lot of tablets under Christmas trees last year would be an understatement. The Associated Press quotes a study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, which says tablet ownership boomed from 10% in mid-December to 19% earlier this month—an almost two-fold increase in just a few weeks.
Here's are some additional tablet-related stats from the report, in the AP's words:
Men and women were equally likely to own tablets, and the likelihood of tablet ownership was higher for people with higher household incomes, the report found. Those with higher levels of education were also more likely to own tablets than those who completed fewer years of school.
Oh, and the Pew report says U.S. ownership of e-book readers also rose from 10% to 19% over the same time period. In total, the percentage of Americans who own "at least one tablet or e-reader" now amounts to 29%, nearly a third of the population. (Interestingly, e-book readers are said to be "slightly more common among women.")
It's too bad the AP story doesn't break down the various tablet offerings by market share throughout the holiday season. I've got a feeling Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire contributed greatly to the surge, though.
|The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition||9|
|Intel shows off 10-nm Cannon Lake wafer and talks process tech||18|
|AOC Agon AG322QCX offers 32" of gaming goodness on the cheap||13|
|Aqua Computer Cuplex Kryos Next block is ready for Threadripper||8|
|Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 10 gets a meaty hardware upgrade||19|
|Noctua NH-L9a-AM4 and NH-L12S are ready for little boxes||8|
|Gigabyte's X399 Designare-EX adds Thunderbolt to Threadripper||14|
|No, you can't enable Threadripper's extra two dice||52|
|International Talk Like a Pirate Day Shortbread||29|
|For some users, though, Apple's commitment to maintaining the software on its devices as they age is an even more compelling reason than hardware for...||+37|