Poll results: Do you own a tablet?

Poll results: Do you own a tablet?
Samsung is about to unleash the world's thinnest tablets on us, the 5.4" Galaxy Tab S 2, with 8"and 9.7" models, respectively, taking the "thinnest" crown from the aluminum iPad Air 2. Tablets are getting ever thinner, faster and more premium, but their market share is actually shrinking.

After a few years of uninterrupted expansion, due mainly to Apple's iPad line, the unprecedented growth stalled, the iPad share started to equate with the Android and Windows tablet rise, and on the whole the initial excitement subsided quite a bit.

Of course, a lot of this has to do with the new advancements in the PC space. Thanks to Intel's new frugal and fanless processors, to its Ultrabook design concept, and to Microsoft's touch-oriented Windows editions, we now have full-blown computers that are not much thicker and heavier, and with no less battery life than a larger tablet with a keyboard case, but are much more powerful and capable. Furthermore, tablet developments, besides getting thinner, faster and with more resolute displays, are few and far between, so the replacement cycle is much slower than with smartphones.

That is why we were curious if you have succumbed to the tablet craze, and asked you last week whether you own a tablet, if you consider getting one, or if you see no need for a slate in your life whatsoever. Well, we were in for a surprise - if the tablets' market share is shrinking, it is certainly not reflected in the close to 3000 votes we got here, of which a full 66% said they do own one, while another 14% are considering such a purchase. Granted, that could simply meant that the tablet market has reached some point of saturation, and since the refresh cycle with slate is slower than with phones, tablet makers should plan accordingly.

Do you own a tablet?

Yes
65.61%
No
20.31%
I'm thinking of getting one
14.08%

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23 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

iPad air 2 FTW.

19. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Also, most voters in all such polls in PA would be regular PA readers who are generally more interested/informed about tech So i would think the community might not be a good sample to judge for the larger population

3. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Samsung tab s 10.5

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nvidia Shield tablet owner here. Also laying around the house are an old Asus TF300, a Dell Venue 11 and an iPad 4. But the first one is acting weird, the other 2 are from work

21. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I thought about getting a Shield Tablet, but got a Mi Pad instead. It's pretty good and works fine with my Xbox 360 controller.

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

There aren't much differences and pc streaming to tablet doesnt require a Shield tablet anymore (if you're into that).

5. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Ativ Smart PC Pro

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Ativ is dead.

6. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Samsung tab pro 8.4 , and I'm loving it :-)

12. mouse456

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Same here:)

20. kerginaldo17 unregistered

Same here.Samsung Pro 8.4

8. vuyonc

Posts: 1092; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Lumia 2520 user. Battery life and multitasking champion. Appzzzz are done with my smartphone.

9. Osama99

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Huawei Mediapad 10 link. Maybe will upgrade to ipad air (1 or 2).

10. AlikMalix unregistered

Own an iPad 3 (gotta represent)... running smoothly through the years... Great Device...

11. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Sony Xperia Tablet Z since June 2013 Loving it and still going strong.

13. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

correction, the thinnest tablet is not ipad nor samsung galaxy tab, but Dell Venue 8

14. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Surface pro 2 here (i5 8gb ram and 256 gb ssd ftw)

15. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

There should be an option like "Do you own a tablet and still want to buy one?"

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31780; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, white/silver mini 2.

17. Ceal89

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Proud owner of an Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact LTE and Xperia Z2 Tablet WiFi. Also lying around the house are an iPad Air, iPad Mini, a first gen Asus Memo Pad, Asus Transformer Book T100, and a 7 inch Lenovo A-30. Planning to pickup a brand spankin new unlocked Lumia 2520 LTE for about $300.Yes, I love my tablets lol XD

18. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Waiting for my Nexus 7 2nd Gen to get here, Thinking about picking up an iPad Mini 2. There should be another Poll on Screen Size

23. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Lumia 2520. Love having full Office, desktop browser and split screen multi-tasking.

24. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

iPad mini 2 64gb

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