One-third of Americans own tablets: survey

Jun 10, 2013
More than one-third of Americans use a tablet computer, with the highest percentage of users in the 35-44 age group, a survey showed Monday.

More than one-third of Americans use a tablet computer, with the highest percentage of users in the 35-44 age group, a survey showed Monday.

Tablet adoption has doubled over the past year, according to the Pew Internet Life survey of adults in April and May,

Unlike smartphones, most popular with younger adults ages 18-34, the highest rates of tablet ownership was found among adults in their late 30s and early 40s.

Some 49 percent of those in the 35-44 own a , more than any other age group. Among those 65 or older, the figure was just 18 percent.

The survey found half of adults with at least a owned a tablet, significantly more than those at any other . And 56 percent of adults living in households making at least $75,000 per year said they have a tablet computer, compared with 20 percent of those making less than $30,000 per year.

Research firm IDC said in a recent report that tablet sales globally are expected to grow 58.7 percent in 2013 to 229.3 million units.

This would bring tablet shipments above those of portable PCs this year. And IDC said it expects tablet shipments to outpace the entire PC market by 2015.

Explore further: Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Tablet sales surge as consumers shun PCs

May 02, 2013

Global sales of tablet computers surged by 142.4 percent in the first quarter of 2013 as more and more consumers chose small-screen devices over PCs, research figures showed.

More woes for PC sales in 2013

May 28, 2013

More bad news for struggling makers of personal computers: a new forecast Tuesday suggests sales will fall another 7.8 percent in 2013 as buyers delay PC purchases or choose an alternative device.

56% of US adults have smartphones

Jun 05, 2013

More than half of American adults own a smartphone, including some 80 percent of those in the 18 to 34 age group, a survey showed Wednesday.

Android fuels surge in global tablet sales

May 01, 2013

Global sales of tablet computers surged in the first quarter of 2013, led by Android-powered devices that outpaced gains by Apple's iPads, a research firm said Wednesday.

12 percent of US adults own e-readers: survey

Jun 27, 2011

Ownership of electronic book readers such as Amazon's Kindle has doubled among US adults over the past six months, from six percent to 12 percent, according to a survey published on Monday.

Recommended for you

Google+ boss leaving the company

1 hour ago

The executive credited with bringing the Google+ social network to life is leaving the Internet colossus after playing a key role there for nearly eight years.

Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members

13 hours ago

Amazon is taking aim at grocery stores and discounters like Wal-Mart with a grocery service that lets its Prime loyalty club members fill up to a 45-pound box with groceries and get it shipped for a flat rate of $5.99.

Facebook buys fitness app Moves

17 hours ago

Facebook has bought the fitness app Moves, which helps users monitor daily physical activity and their calorie counts on a smartphone.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Google+ boss leaving the company

The executive credited with bringing the Google+ social network to life is leaving the Internet colossus after playing a key role there for nearly eight years.

Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

Facebook launched Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories.

Genetic legacy of rare dwarf trees is widespread

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain's native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.