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Tablet Computers To Replace Laptops?

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 4/29/2011

A survey from the Business Journals marks the growth of tablet computers.

When first introduced, many were skeptical of Apple's table computer, the iPad, even though it was breaking small business news. However, small businesses, especially, have seen utility in the device, pushing usage rates higher and higher.

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According to a survey from The Business Journals, laptop use among companies is slowly being replaced by iPads. Of the 2,223 bosses at companies with less than 500 employees surveyed, 9 percent revealed they were using iPads.

Furthermore, the number using desktop computers and laptops has dropped. Seventy-nine percent of owners use desktops, down from 83 percent in 2010, while 60 percent use a laptop, compared to 65 percent the previous year.

"Laptops are becoming an antique," said Godfrey Phillips, vice president for research for The Business Journals.

The belief that tablet computers are affecting laptop sales was further bolstered by a recent poll from EBN online, which revealed that 60 percent of respondents think that tablets are driving down laptop purchases. 

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