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Laptops vs. tablets: device importance to U.S. consumers 2012

According to a survey conducted in 2012, on the importance of laptops vs. tablets for consumers in the United States, 68 percent of those surveyed replied that their laptop held more importance, while 32 percent considered their tablet to be overall more important to them.

Which device is more important to you overall - your laptop or tablet?

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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

January/February 2012

Number of respondents

1,890 consumers; 1,252 business people

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Survey conducted among respondents who own both a laptop and a smartphone

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: Which device [laptop or tablet] is more important to you overall?

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