Would you replace your laptop with an Android tablet?

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

Would you be willing to replace your last-gen laptop with a sleek, Android-powered tablet?

Well, according to poll results cited by Sybase, at least one in four Americans surveyed (23 percent) would happily swap their laptops for Android-based tablet devices.

Similarly, one in four confirmed they were likely to use a tablet instead of a laptop at both work and home.


Would you replace your laptop with an Android tablet?Indeed, improvements in creativity and innovation were cited as the number one benefit tablets could bring to the workplace (18%), closely followed by efficiency, time savings and problem solving (16%) and communication, collaboration and productivity (14%).



Interestingly, almost 33 percent emphasized that they considered a physical keyboard to be a crucial tablet component, while 56 percent listed software and apps as "important" deciding factors in purchasing a tablet.

In addition, the highest percentage of respondents preferred a nine-to-10- inch screen size for a tablet (50%), followed by 12 inches (26%), 7 inches (21%) and five inches (3%).

Nevertheless, tablet-based video conferencing and camera functions were only of "limited" interest to seven and four percent of respondents, respectively.

Finally, 29 percent confirmed that their ideal price for a tablet would be less than $300, while 56 percent noted they would prefer to buy a device at a lower cost with an attached data package - instead of at a higher cost with no contract.