Bredy Network Management Corporation Blogs

2 minutes reading time (410 words)

Why Aren’t Users Buying More Tablets?

Why Aren’t Users Buying More Tablets?

When tablets first hit the market, the general prediction was that they would eventually replace PCs as the de facto device for computing, However, based on their steadily declining sales, this prediction seems to be a little off base--but, why? A closer examination provides some insight into why tablet sales have dipped.

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Buy a New One
If there’s one thing that is brought everywhere in today’s world, it’s one’s cellular device. Many also habitually carry their laptops with them, if not to the same extent as their phones. These devices can be found in the office, the home, the local cafe, at the airport, at the bus station… really, anywhere that people can be found. However, when was the last time you saw someone walking around with a tablet?

For whatever reason, people tend not to bring their tablet out, which leads to less wear and tear on the device. A device that is gently cradled in one’s lap with one’s feet up will sustain much less damage than one that is brought literally everywhere. It is this difference in usage that gives the tablet its relative longevity, and that prevents tablets from being bought and replaced out of necessity.

Nobody Pressures You to Upgrade
The free upgrades with a contract renewal and the new plans launched by Samsung and Apple, have cemented in the idea of replacing a phone on a regular basis. This is an idea that is not associated with tablets. In addition to the lack of wear covered above, there just isn’t the motivation to upgrade, largely because there aren’t many groundbreaking changes made to them. Looking at the situation frugally, why would someone spend money to replace something that still serves them perfectly well.

Awkward Dimensions
Comparing the sizes of tablets to those of smartphones and laptops, it becomes clearer why someone would more likely opt for one of the alternatives before selecting a tablet. Smartphone displays have become large enough to effectively take the place of a tablet, and convertible touchscreen laptops are essentially a more powerful tablet with more utility. This leaves the tablet in the middle of the road, falling short of user’s needs either way.

Reasons like these have led to tablets falling in popularity when compared to smartphones and laptops. However, there are still plenty of situations where they can prove their usefulness in a business environment; depending on the needs of that business.

To discuss your business’ equipment needs, call BNMC at 978-482-2020.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Monday, July 23 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Cloud Email Malware Privacy Business Computing Hackers Internet Software Microsoft Google Hosted Solutions Ransomware Business Mobile Devices Network Security Computer IT Services Smartphone Managed IT Services Tech Term Android Backup Hardware Data Management Windows Small Business IT Support App Business Continuity Windows 10 Cloud Computing Data Cybersecurity Internet of Things User Tips Browser Innovation Saving Money Business Management Remote Monitoring Encryption Data Recovery Artificial Intelligence Gmail Server Facebook Infrastructure Efficiency Managed IT Services Tip of the week Data Backup Outsourced IT Vulnerability Word Disaster Recovery Communication Office 365 Productivity Productivity Smartphones Chrome Managed Service Provider Phishing Windows 10 Money IT Support YouTube Robot Social Media Risk Management Antivirus Website Google Drive Content Filtering Office Tips Bandwidth Upgrade Analytics Passwords Big Data communications Government Employer-Employee Relationship IT Management Applications Settings Microsoft Office Network Data storage Company Culture Spam Computing Outlook Vendor Management Data loss Monitors Unified Threat Management WiFi Two-factor Authentication LiFi Telephone Systems Save Money Avoiding Downtime Managing Stress Hosted Solution Administration Automation Scam Maintenance Mouse End of Support Firewall Virtual Reality Miscellaneous Apple HIPAA The Internet of Things SaaS Wireless VPN Storage Mobile Security VoIP Data Security Holiday Server Management Business Technology Mobile Device Virtual Private Network BYOD Alert Paperless Office Workplace Tips VoIP Unified Threat Management Regulations Users Halloween Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Language Value Alt Codes Office Samsung Tech Support Bluetooth Comparison IoT Bring Your Own Device Operating System Firefox Superfish Mirgation Recycling Cookies MSP Budget Chromebook Address Permissions Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Social User Error Social Networking Scary Stories Information Technology Digital Payment Patch Management Managed IT Service Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Typing Humor Social Engineering desktop Running Cable Current Events Websites Digital Specifications Star Wars Best Practice Disaster Customer Relationship Management Chatbots eWaste Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Nanotechnology Development Buisness Collaboration Wearable Technology Network upgrade Time Management Printer Motherboard Cables Sports Apps Break Fix Alerts USB Virtual Desktop Cryptocurrency Safety Identity Continuity Laptop IT solutions Going Green Document Management Spyware Search Black Friday Fraud Cost Management Google Docs Remote Computing Uninterrupted Power Supply Networking Computer Care IBM Servers Google Calendar Screen Reader Charging Network Congestion File Sharing Emergency Smart Office Education Hacks Network Management Access Control Wires Google Wallet Dark Web Licensing Dongle Bitcoin Solid State Drive Solar Printing Wi-Fi Identity Theft Cyber Monday Assessment Business Growth Writing Training Corporate Profile Legislation Smart Tech Downtime Legal Computers Work Cybercrime Password Touchscreen SharePoint Router Marketing Voice over Internet Protocol Unified Communications Drones Dark Data Automobile Microsoft Excel Cooperation Service Level Agreement Windows 8 Hard Disk Drive Compliance Gadgets Business Intelligence Managed IT Smart Technology Hotspot Internet Exlporer Hacker Retail Dell Quick Tips Techology Politics WannaCry Statistics Tablet Connectivity Deep Learning Display Cabling How To Lenovo IT Technicians Optimization Downloads Modem FinTech Customer Service Google Maps Mail Merge Blockchain Staff Leominster Health Private Cloud IT Budget Web Server what was your? Mobile Computing GPS Black Market IT Consultant Law Enforcement Electronic Medical Records Notifications Cameras Physical Security Tracking Twitter Meetings Upgrades Gadget Cleaning Emoji Crowdsourcing CCTV Personal Information Botnet Webcam 3D Printing Cortana BDR Error Machine Learning Processors Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Unsupported Software Virtualization Travel Update G Suite Computer Repair Relocation Supercomputer CrashOverride Mobile Data Staffing Motion Sickness Mobile Device Management Recovery Administrator How To Work/Life Balance Taxes

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      What Our Clients Say

      • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
      • 1
      • 2
      • 3