Home gaming desktops have persisted as a steady niche among online Americans. Since 2018, 4% to 6% of online Americans have regularly used a gaming desktop, and this group is strongly skewed toward young Americans.
This MetaFAQs reports on the penetration of gaming desktops with a detailed trend from 2018 through 2022. Research results are split by age group, generation, socioeconomic groups, and life stage. Furthermore, this report includes analysis of purchase plans for the next 12 months.
Home tower desktop computers have declined in active usage during the pandemic. Most remaining current users are older Americans or not employed outside the household. That may change soon. Purchase plans show strong interest growth among users with the lowest active usage rates.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use and plan to purchase a home tower desktop computer along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age.
The active use of home desktop computers has declined during the pandemic. The largest group of users are older Americans or not employed outside the household. That may change soon. Purchase plans show strong interest growth among younger adults – those with the lowest active usage rates.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use and plan to purchase a home desktop computer along several lines: traditionally advantaged and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups, life stage, employment status, and age.
Smartphones and computers are top of mind for near-term purchases by nearly half of American online adults. Laptops lead desktops and tablets. Purchase plans for home printers are very low. This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of American adults who are planning to buy specific types of technology products in the next 12 months. The products include home computers, smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets, wearables, and printers.
Many employees working from home need connected devices to work or to communicate. This TUPdate reports on the collection of actively used connected devices, comparing what is being used by employees working from home, employees not working from home, and adults not employed outside the home. These are split by form factor as well as operating system family.
How loyal are customers to their operating systems?
This TUPdate reports on market penetration status of broad technology ecosystems—that is, how loyal (or not) customers are when it comes to their operating system. In this analysis, MetaFacts measures the market’s adoption of the three prominent operating system families: Microsoft Windows, Google Android/Chrome OS, and Apple iOS/iPadOS/MacOS.
How much of a factor does age play in technology adoption and use? Are tech trends among younger generations a sign of what’s to come?
This TUPdate investigates the differences and similarities among age groups regarding which technology devices people use, how new those devices are, and how they use them. The online adults measured in this report range from ages 18-24, 25-34, 45-54, 55-64, and 65+ across the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan.
Who’s printing—and what are they printing? TUP Highlights include a broad and deep dive into an essential technology usage topic.
This highlights report focuses on printers, including: top printer brands, purchase plans for printers, top printing activities, profile of intensive printer users, ink use, trends in printing, major activities for a market segment, top printer form factors, and profile of printer user by activity. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a representative sample of online adults profiling the full market’s use of technology products and services during the wave of TUP/Technology User Profile 2021, which is TUP’s 39th annual. TUP Highlights typically also include results from previous waves of TUP.
Which PCs are the most widely used across the globe? How widely accepted are AiO (All-in-One desktop) and Mini PCs? How does their market penetration compare to laptops and tower desktops? How has this market penetration changed?
This MetaFAQs details the penetration of notebook/laptop PCs, tower desktop PCs, AiO PCs, and Mini PCs from 2017 through 2020 in the US, UK, Germany, and China.
Are younger Americans embracing or avoiding home PCs? Have some home PC brands attracted a younger or an older clientele?
This MetaFAQs reports on the age of American home PC users by brand. The specific home PC brands are Dell, HP, Lenovo, Apple, Acer, and ASUS. This report measures online adults in the United States from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.