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Infographic: Survey says that people love their tablets

This infographic by Staples offers some interesting facts about tablet owners and their device usage.

Staples compiled information from various sources to create the following infographic. It includes interesting facts about tablet owners and their device usage, including when, how often, and where they use their tablets. For example, according to the infographic, 35% of the people surveyed admitted that they use their tablets in the bathroom, and 80% say that tablets have improved their work/life balance.

What do you think of these stats? Are there any surprises here? Share your opinion in the discussion thread below.

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5 comments
reznog12
reznog12

It took me 2 years to make up my mind on getting a tablet / ebook reader and now I can gladly say it has been a good investment. I spent under $100 for my Nook Color and rooted it shortly after. Now I can read all the ebooks I have aquired over the years without having to hunch over a desktop or laptop screen. It is the perfect medium between a cell phone, laptop and desktop computer. with my android phone nearby, I have internet access virtually anywhere my carrier has coverage at no additional cost. I am simply amazed at the speed at which I can access vital information pertaining to work and academics.

steves
steves

I LOVE my tablet and it wasn't an expensive toy, $167.00 for a 7" Lenovo Ideapad and it's the perfect size for a portable machine. My home PC and laptop feel betrayed. Took my first road trip since and I didn't miss my laptop a bit.

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

they didn't love them. Those of us who have no use for them or don't like spending much on toys don't have any.

alconte
alconte

Late model Sony notebook gathers dust!

aroc
aroc

So where was the iPad counted in popular sizes? into the 9" group? If truncated, which makes some sense since there is hardly anything else to count in that size, that would seem to put the lie to the oft-touted factoid that the iPad is the runaway favorite. But if rounded up into to the 10-inchers, then that blurs a rather major distinction between iPad and the "real 10's", the Android's. And what about my 8" Archos 80??