Sweeping user shifts may be ahead for home tablets. Usage rates have been dropping since 2018 across most market groups. The strongest interest in purchasing a home tablet is among a very different set of Americans than are currently using them. Purchase plans point to a younger user profile, especially those employed and with children.
This MetaFAQs profiles active adult users of home tablets by age, gender, life stage, and employment status. The sociodemographic analysis includes traditionally advantaged and disadvantage groups. It also reports on those who are planning to buy a home tablet.
Sociodemographically distinct groups vary in composition, technology devices and services, and how they use what they have. Most advantaged groups have bolstered their technology collection during the pandemic and increased their usage levels. Most disadvantaged segments, meanwhile, have used what they have at hand more so than acquiring newer technology. Older millennials have the wealthiest collection of technology devices, well above that of every other age group. This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: usage segments, segments, and trends in segments.
During the pandemic, socioeconomically advantaged groups changed their collection and usage of technology devices differently than historically disadvantaged groups. White male upper-income Americans already had higher-than-average technology device penetration. However, they have also been the first to reduce usage between 2020 and 2021. This TUPdate reports on this group’s status and change in connected devices by type – PCs, home PCs, work PCs, smartphones, game consoles, tablets, and feature phones. It also reports their work-from-home status, hourly device usage, number of devices, and market size.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 17, 2020 Fewer online Americans were regularly using a PC in mid-2020 than in mid-2019. This MetaFAQs splits PC penetration rates by ethnic/Hispanic groups. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are answers to frequently asked questions about technology users. The research results showcase the TUP/Technology User Profile study, MetaFacts’ survey of a…
Do most female American employees use employer-provided PCs? Which employment roles have higher use than others? This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of American female employees that regularly use an employer-provided PC or tablet, split by work desktops and work notebooks/laptops.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 13, 2018 Is there a gender difference in which employees use notebooks or don’t? How does this compare to the role of the employee? This MetaFAQs looks into the 2018 results of TUP/Technology User Profile to report on employees using an employer-provided PC and reports their gender by employment…