Results: Do you own a tablet? Have you upgraded it recently?

Results: Do you own a tablet? Have you upgraded it recently?
Tablets are not the next big thing anymore. They used to be the hope for portable personal computing, but have become glorified ebook readers or YouTube viewers for the most part. We're not trying to be mean — it's just that phablets offer the portable media consumption power, while modern ultrabooks have the modern productivity, so tablets found themselves in a weird place.

That's not to call them useless. Some tablets have their own niche — Apple's iPads are doing well and Microsoft's Surface Pro line is amazing for certain professionals. But, in general, these are devices that rarely get upgraded, which is why many manufacturers who are still in the game have pretty wonky refresh cycles for them.

We thought we'd ask you – do you have a tablet? Is it relatively new? Here's how that poll went!

Have a tablet? How old is it?

I have a brand-new one
Mine is a year or two old
Have one, more than a couple of years old
Mine is ancient. Hey, I think it still powers up!



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I have an iPad Air 2 and will receive my new iPad Pro 2 (the large one) with all its accessories in 2 weeks.

2. bucknassty

Posts: 1350; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

anyone know how to revive an HP touchpad... battery went dead

4. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Like you did not charge it forever and it won't take a charge dead? If so find the factory charger or a 2.1 amp charger and hold power and volume down or volume up does not really matter. Keep doing that it should eventually start to charge. My Nexus 7's would do that if you did not shut them down and let the battery discharge completely.

3. Metropolis75

Posts: 197; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. It's not the powerhouse it used to be, but I can't justify paying for another tablet. I'm going to have to have the battery replaced soon though. It doesn't hold a decent charge anymore

5. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The Tablet category is being shifted towards the Notebook and Laptop categories... so it is normal to not upgrade them as quickly as a phone. Moreover, having a tablet for specific purposes, whether that is reading, playing games, browsing, etc... help reducing the strain on phones and viceversa, so the Tablet end up degrading at a much slower rate... I am OK having a 4 years old Android tablet (for me is mostly media consumption, and occasional browsing) but I am not truly satisfied when my phone has more than 2 years old. Now that I have a Surface Book, the tablet gets even less use and I look forward to having this 2-in-1 for at least 4 years...

6. cjreyes666

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

If nvidia can release another tablet like the k1 then I'll be upgrading, but I'm keeping my S2 for a while.

7. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Bought an tablet to replace my atom netbook back then, but it got replaced recently by an 13" ultrabook, because it was unhandy.

8. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

iPad Mini 2 still works fine. Mostly used for e-books / PDFs and web browsing.

9. bovcrx

Posts: 109; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'm one of the five people that bought a BlackBerry Playbook.

10. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

I don't think I can live without my Android tablet. I just can't get used to Windows' crappy touch scrolling and uncustomizable touch keyboard, and all of Windows' ads. My tablet may have been three years old already, a Samsung Note 10.1 2014, but I don't think anything can replace it yet.

11. acme64

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

my nexus 7 is starting to hit its performance limits. takes a few seconds to wake up or become responsive. i'd love to upgrade it but not sure to what, i just want a faster nexus 7, it was perfect

12. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

It's a bit scary to realize that my tablet is going to hit the fourth year mark already. I still use it every day for the majority of my mobile activity... I really wish Android kept the single bottom bar layout though, plus water-resistant tablets are almost nonexistent now.

13. madman436

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

I've had my nvidia shield tablet for nearly 3 years now, I want to replace it but I can't find any good cheap tablets to replace it.

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