The Top Five Daily Usage Activities on Media Tablets
People have quickly begun using media tablets for daily personal activities, according to a new survey by Gartner, Inc. The main activities moving from PCs to media tablets are: checking email 81 percent of respondents, reading the news 69 percent, checking the weather forecast 63 percent, social networking 62 percent and gaming 60 percent.
Media tablets play a more dominant role in the home than mobile phones or PCs, with the highest usage taking place in the living room (87 percent), the bedroom (65 percent) and the kitchen (47 percent).
The survey confirmed that the main reason for buying a media tablet is the form factor. Respondents purchase a media tablet, in preference to a PC, for its convenience, small size and light weight.