PCs continue to hold a central role among online adults, especially as a substantial number work from home or find ways to stay connected. However, PC users are not all the same in the type of PC they use nor how they use them. This TUP Highlights report details the shifting market penetration of PCs, how ownership has changed, and which brands are leading. It details how often PCs are being used as well as how they are being used for everything from remote work to communication, shopping, and entertainment.
Users with a choice of devices choose home PCs over smartphones more often for certain entertainment and shopping activities. Conversely, users choose smartphones over home PCs for other activities such as listening to paid streaming music. This MetaFAQs reports on which activities out of over 80 activities are done with smartphones, home PCs, or game consoles versus any of the other types of devices.
In 2020, use of connected devices at home was often on the rise—especially with school-aged children spending more time in the home. This TUPdate considers how such changes may have impacted device use for children’s schoolwork/education. This report looks at which devices were being used most regularly for schoolwork for children aged 6-17 or 6-11, by gender of the adult with school-aged children in the household, and by the number of home PCs. This TUPdate considers online adults in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, March 24, 2021
There are many ways for school-age children to get help with their schoolwork. This MetaFAQs looks at the connected devices that adults regularly use to help – PCs, smartphones, or tablets.
To what extent did at-home education impact device use during 2020? During pandemic times, many school-aged children, especially younger ones, were getting their education at home. This MetaFAQs reports on adults’ connected devices for children’s schoolwork and other educational activities. We have split the results by device type – home PC, smartphone, tablet, or work PC – and country – the US, Germany, the UK, and Japan. This MetaFAQs uses results from the TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 25, 2020 Chromebooks have been offered as a low-cost alternative to full-featured Windows and Apple notebooks. One often-cited segment includes students and their parents. This MetaFAQs looks into the active installed base of Chromebooks among parents in the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, and China. The COVID-19 pandemic and…
Spending on technology is highest among adults with children per MetaFacts TUP research.