35% of Americans older than 16 own a tablet

35% of Americans older than 16 own a tablet
35% of Americans aged 16 and older now own a tablet. That news comes from the latest data released by Pew. The survey took place from July through September and covered 6224 Americans. The results suggest that 24% of Americans are sporting an e-reader. Closing in on half of those asked, 43% reported owning either a tablet or e-reader.

Those making a good income have been spending some of their cash on a tablet or e-reader. The number of Americans making $75,000 a year or more with a tablet has risen from 25% to 50% over the last year. 38% of Americans in that salary bracket now own an e-reader, double the 19% who owned one last year. What makes these figures so electric for tablet and e-reader manufacturers is that there remain plenty of Americans still without a slate or e-reader that are going to be in the market for one or the other.

source: PewInternet via BGR



1. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Mac Air + smartphone (any) is the way to go for me, I still don't see much use for a tablet. Note 3 or One Max would be the ideal package for the tablet lovers.

2. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Ipad here, and most of my bros

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31365; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Same here

3. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

I believe tablets are useless. Either get a real phone or use your laptop. I did buy a Nexus 7 for my 9 yo. niece though so I guess I'm adding to this statistic

4. g2a5b0e unregistered

Actually, you're not. Even by just reading the title, you could have figured that out.

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

iAgree on useless part.

5. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

actually tablets are not useless its the closest thing to a laptop you can buy.Also if you couldnt get a computer a tablet can come in use

6. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

i mean they are

8. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Actually alot of people are no moving from laptops to tablets as evidenced by a drop in laptop sales and an increase in tablet sales. Tablets are usually lighter and have more variety in form factor (e.g. hybrids) and you can usually get them up to core i5 or i7 chips as well which means that unless people see the need in the old laptop style theyll just buy a tablet instead...

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31365; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tablets rock, best invention since....well me.

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