Users prefer tablets to desktop computers when watching online video, iPads dominate
1. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The end of desktop PC era.
Divergence of technology, opposed to convergence 20 years ago, when personal computer and workstation became one platform. Now, personal computing is mobile/handheld, optimized for simple and intuitive tasks - consumption of media and means of communication. On the other hand, serious work will again be in specialized equipment and platforms.
Somebody would say that's a good thing. I wouldn't.
9. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Desktop PCs went away a while ago, and now they are primarily only with Gamers and People who monitor servers.
I'd still take an ultraportable over a tablet anyday.
2. itsius1 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
well, people love things that are more compact...
4. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)
yeah, no one buys big TVs.
this is really a question of comfort. desktops are typically at work or a work style desk. most people use tablets in the comfort of their living room or bed room.
we are seeing TVs evolve with a web streaming capability and some browswer function. this will evolve to having full desktop cpus in or attatched to hdtvs. then these statistics will change a bit too.
6. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
You mean HTPC which is on the market for a decade already and nobody gives a sh*t?
3. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Laptops, netbooks and tablet PCs from 2003 are also compact, so it's not the real reason. The reason is idiot-proof and eye-candy browsing experience that motivates user to consume any content available. We are watching YouTube on iPad because it's fun to use iPad, much more fun than on desktop PC despite having bigger screen and better sound.
5. sinple (Posts: 130; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
these records probably don take into account geeks who spend their time at home watching anime everyday avoiding such survey......
13. Dmann (Posts: 165; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Survey? What survey? =P
Well, I have a Gtab 10.1 but prefer to do almost everything on my desktop when I'm home.
Unless we´re talking about low-quality-cell-made youtube videos.
I´m still the kind of guy who likes to watch my Vimeo videos on full-hd with my ips display on a Audio Technica headphone hooked to may Asus Essence STX.
I think it´s a question of practicality x quality.
Obviously, I can´t carry my desktop anywhere, so that´s when the tablet comes in.
(Although I can see myself laying under a nice warm blanket with my tab when winter comes...)
8. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
i use it for school work and reading news n email.. yup, im boring.
10. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
Its because tablets are more convenient, you don't have to trudge to the computer room, you can just reach over and browse the net from your couch
12. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Not only that, but I can use my tablet as much as I want in a day and still have battery life to spare. Even my laptop which has exceptionally good battery life for a laptop will only last 6-8 hours of constant use...
11. jdrevolution (Posts: 87; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
Haha this is ironic considering most of my friends boosted up their desktops for all the latest game releases (battlefield 3, MW3, skyrim, SWTOR...), meaning all the gamers I know will be sticking to their computers.
I can see the reason why this happening with most people though, convenience, but I'll stick to my laptop, desktop or TV. They're just nicer in my book :D