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A tablet instead of a laptop is what four out of five people want for the holidays, suggests survey

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A tablet instead of a laptop is what four out of five people want for the holidays, suggests survey
For a third year in a row, the folks over at PriceGrabber have conducted their winter holiday shopping survey, and the results are out for us to take a look at. Much like the survey from earlier, items that people wish to receive is what is being analyzed, so you might want to read along and correct your shopping lists accordingly.

That tablets would be a popular holiday present may not be that much of a surprise, but what the survey found interesting is that a whopping 79% of all respondents would much rather get a tablet instead of a laptop as a gift. When asked to clarify the reasons behind their choice, 85% of the people favored tablets due to their portability while 73% liked them because of their light weight. Convenience comes next in the list, followed by the fact that tablets use touchscreens.

As expected, the iPad 2 tops the charts as the most sought-after tablet this holiday season. Out of all the people who fancied getting a tablet for the holidays, 83% of them preferred Apple's slate, while the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Samsung GALAXY Tab got 5% and 4% respectively. Other tablets such as the Motorola XOOM or the BlackBerry PlayBook scored below 2%.

So, if you were thinking of getting a laptop for your loved one, a shiny new iPad 2 might turn out to be a better choice. Is there a particular gadget that you are hoping to get this year? Feel free to let us know by dropping a comment below.

source: PriceGrabber via Los Angeles Times

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