Out with the Old More than 60% of survey respondents say tablets will someday serve as their primary computing devices, replacing laptops and desktops.
See also iPad is Just the Beginning. Experts argue over the likelihood of tablet computers replacing desktops and laptops, but many tablet owners have no such doubts. A recent survey from Staples Advantage, the B2B division of the big office-supply retailer, shows that a clear majority of tablet users believe that tablets will end up replacing their more traditional machines. Sales of the slim computers are expected to soar from 55 million this year to more than 208 million in 2014, with users citing portability as a key benefit (many say they even take their machines into the bathroom). “Tablets make it easy for employees to keep information with them and utilize business apps, no matter where they go,” says Ed Ludwigson, vice president and general manager for Staples Technology Solutions. “For employers, the benefit is having a more productive workforce that’s always connected to what’s happening at the office.” More than 200 business users of tablet computers took part in the research. For more about the survey,
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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