Weekend Poll: Do you own a tablet?

It’s the weekend, it’s nearly the end of January and as always there is not much news flowing in the tech world. So, instead of wallowing in sadness for the lack of cool new releases and rumors, perhaps you would like to vote in our weekend poll instead!

Today we’re asking you whether you own a tablet, because since 2010 they have become increasingly popular: mostly due to the success of Apple’s iPad but also there has been some help from Android tablet vendors. According to a recent study by Pew, 19% of all American adults own a tablet, but we’re wondering what this statistic is like for a more tech-savvy crowd.

Enter your vote below in the poll, which is anonymous, or comment below to let everyone know what sort of tablet you own. Personally, I don’t own a tablet, but if I was going to get one it would be a 10” device; maybe an Asus Transformer Prime.

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Well, I don't own a 7,8,10" tablet, but I've had a Dell Streak & now a Samsung Galaxy Note.
I think the term thrown around that everyone on XDA-Developers is Phablet, kind of a phone-tablet hybrid LOL.

Fujitsu Stylistic Slate running WIndows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
HP Touchsmart TM2 runing Windows 7. Had developer preview, wife wanted 7.
Digitizers are awesome!
The existing ARM lineup sucks.
Bring on Win8 for the Masses.
I am an early adopter to prove even with tepid sales, the technologies are wanted and have commercial viability.

You're welcome.

playbook owner here... looks like I'm the only one around here.
this little gadget has real productive potential and the OS works beautifully. Real MultiTasking which works just perfectly unlike iPad and Droid tablets.
if BB can draw some real developers' attention, it could slide just perfect into the corporate environment and give power users a real tool!

We've got an iPad 2 at work but I really hate using it. Luckily I only have to use it for compatibility testing, I'd never want my own.

Don't have a tablet and don't feel like I'm missing out. If I'm not around a PC, I've always got my smartphone, so a tablet seems like a superfluous in-between. I'd rather spend the money on a better phone with a bigger screen than on a dedicated tablet device.

When Intel based W8 tablets come out I might pick one up since that could also serve as a true laptop replacement.

I'm old school.....I have an 7" Samsung UMPC tablet running windows XP tablet edition. I used a tablet before a tablet was cool. That covers my Windows needs ....

I also have an iPad2 because I have to do tech support for it. However I find it limiting for my needs as an everyday device.

Then as my every day tablet I have an Acer iconia tab 500. Running honeycomb so far. For the price the iconia tab I think has the most bang....

I don't have one yet. But, I'm looking at an Android Table with an Tegra 3 chipset. Either a Transformer Prime or the new 7 inch announced by Asus at CES

Kindle Fire here, it is good enough at the moment for my needs (some Browsing and Angry Birds)

Only Amazon doesnt allow app downloading from the amazon market outside US ;@.

I hate that we even call iPads "Tablets'. I thought for like a week they were called "Slate" because a "Tablet" was already made and was a PC laptop with a swivel touchscreen. I guess maybe Apple should try to patent the word "Tablet" because... they clearly invented it(Well, Re-invented, but since when has that mattered to Apple?). So, I do own an Android based "Tablet" or "Slate", because it had similar specs to the iPad and cost only $300. Mine is the Lenovo Ideapad K1 32GB.

I don't own one (yet), but I really want one. I'm going to wait to see the price point and performance of the Windows 8 tables later this year before I choose a platform.

I have a Samsung 7" wifi tab, nearly flung it out a couple of times, updated to gingerbread recently, much improved it, if Windows 8 tablet came out next week I'd be in the Q, till then ?. J

My wife won a Kindle Fire and it is fairly nice (based on the latest update), but still has issues. Considering the size (small screen) and a first gen device, overall it is pretty good. I tried a Nook Tablet and it was better in some ways, but maybe not in others. All of that said, it is my plan to buy an iPad 3 if Apple does in fact announce something in the next couple of months. And I am absolutely stoked about getting a Windows 8 tablet or Windows 8 Ultrabook of some sort.

T91 for the win, baby! Installed Windows 8 on it, & don't worry, despite its native screen resolution, there are ways to get it to run Metro apps!

YES I own a tablet, Dell Streak 7, I use it for work and for my own personal use. Great tool and good functionality, 4Th

I have an iPad and a Kindle Fire. Both are good for media consumption and entertainment, but are atrocious for trying to do anything productive. I'm really looking forward to the Windows 8 tablets like the Transformer Prime, but x86 CPUs. Multitasking in iOS and Android aren't there yet, but I do like the card swipe in ICS. I think they should do the same thing in Windows 8 with a double tap or hold on the start button to bring up the open apps along the top of the screen like the tabs view in Metro IE. You would use one finger swipe down to get a list of recent files with that application and a two finger swipe down to close the app. Multi finger support is there why not use it?

Drewidian said,
I'm really looking forward to the Windows 8 tablets like the Transformer Prime, but x86 CPUs.

Um, x86 tablets already exist & you can install the Developer Preview on them...

I had a touch screen Casio calculator watch around 1983, that had character recognition, something the iPad still doesn't have ironically.

As for computer tablets going back to Windows 3.1 Pen Windows, then an NT class tablet around 1996, and a few WinCE tablets around 1999/2000. Also had WindowXP removeable screen WinCE Tablet desktops (Wifi to the desktop). Then moved up to Windows XP TabletPC devices, slate and convertable in 2002/2003, and have owned several since then, up to a Win7 Leno TabletPC.

There have also been several PDA tablets running Palm and WinCE, early Windows Mobile devices around 2002/2003 that again had character recognition and speech control, over 10 years ago. (Again, why don't Apple have these simplistic concepts on the iPad again?)

Our group owns iPads, and several Android tablets for testing and toys, but all techs carry a Win7 or Win8 preview Netbook tablet or TabletPC class device. (TabletPCs have high end displays and digitizers, which is why our graphic artists wouldn't trade theirs for 100 iPads.

After a few hours of scheduled testing with Android, our techs usually want to beat the tablets with a hammer, they complain about the speed, the crashing of Google and core services and Apps, and even iPads are frustrating to the ones that carry Win7/Win8 tablets, as they are slow and Apps do crash, far more than is ever seen on Win7.

thenetavenger said,
I had a touch screen Casio calculator watch around 1983, that had character recognition, something the iPad still doesn't have ironically.

As for computer tablets going back to Windows 3.1 Pen Windows, then an NT class tablet around 1996, and a few WinCE tablets around 1999/2000. Also had WindowXP removeable screen WinCE Tablet desktops (Wifi to the desktop). Then moved up to Windows XP TabletPC devices, slate and convertable in 2002/2003, and have owned several since then, up to a Win7 Leno TabletPC.

There have also been several PDA tablets running Palm and WinCE, early Windows Mobile devices around 2002/2003 that again had character recognition and speech control, over 10 years ago. (Again, why don't Apple have these simplistic concepts on the iPad again?)

Our group owns iPads, and several Android tablets for testing and toys, but all techs carry a Win7 or Win8 preview Netbook tablet or TabletPC class device. (TabletPCs have high end displays and digitizers, which is why our graphic artists wouldn't trade theirs for 100 iPads.

After a few hours of scheduled testing with Android, our techs usually want to beat the tablets with a hammer, they complain about the speed, the crashing of Google and core services and Apps, and even iPads are frustrating to the ones that carry Win7/Win8 tablets, as they are slow and Apps do crash, far more than is ever seen on Win7.

There should be an article dedicated to this so the zombies will understand that all this tech they believe was created by Apple and Google have in fact been around for more years than most of the people on this site have been alive.

LeeWhittington said,

There should be an article dedicated to this so the zombies will understand that all this tech they believe was created by Apple and Google have in fact been around for more years than most of the people on this site have been alive.

Maybe some other articles aswe;; to the zombies who seem to pretend they arn't zombies but fail.

Apple didn't start with iOS, in all the above I didnt see a single mention of the newton which predated Palm and WinCE

evo_spook said,

Maybe some other articles aswe;; to the zombies who seem to pretend they arn't zombies but fail.

Apple didn't start with iOS, in all the above I didnt see a single mention of the newton which predated Palm and WinCE

Newton was a PDA device, not Tablet.

Currently one running Windows 7 and an older cheapie Android (mostly just a book reader, rarely use it), dying to get my hands on one of the newer ones when Win8 is available.

willard27 said,
I have no interest, but if I do buy one it will only be a Windows 8 tablet.

If the iPad and Android tablets would all those wanting a Windowa 8 tablet be getting a Windows 8? or are you feeling left out and want to join in?

Would Windows 8 tablet even exist if not for the iPad and Android tablets

evo_spook said,

If the iPad and Android tablets would all those wanting a Windowa 8 tablet be getting a Windows 8? or are you feeling left out and want to join in?

Would Windows 8 tablet even exist if not for the iPad and Android tablets

Yes actually they would as since they were already making Windows Tablets before the iPad and before Android existed.

But they was a totally different thinking to the present Tablets, they was try to force a desktop OS onto a touch screen with limited battery life. Android/iOS went with Phone based OS that was built for touch and gave good battery life. If these hadn't happened its high probablity that MS would still be stuck with wedging a Desktop OS onto a tablet and continuing to fail.

evo_spook said,
But they was a totally different thinking to the present Tablets, they was try to force a desktop OS onto a touch screen with limited battery life. Android/iOS went with Phone based OS that was built for touch and gave good battery life. If these hadn't happened its high probablity that MS would still be stuck with wedging a Desktop OS onto a tablet and continuing to fail.

What? A Tablet PC is just a laptop with a swivel touch screen.

GreyWolf said,

What? A Tablet PC is just a laptop with a swivel touch screen.

They don't understand this at all. Due to the iPad and the world being flooded with cheapo Android devices, people have been fooled into believing that Microsoft hasn't done anything to the technology world.

evo_spook said,
But they was a totally different thinking to the present Tablets, they was try to force a desktop OS onto a touch screen with limited battery life. Android/iOS went with Phone based OS that was built for touch and gave good battery life. If these hadn't happened its high probablity that MS would still be stuck with wedging a Desktop OS onto a tablet and continuing to fail.

And... Windows 8 is a desktop OS on a teblet...

LeeWhittington said,

They don't understand this at all. Due to the iPad and the world being flooded with cheapo Android devices, people have been fooled into believing that Microsoft hasn't done anything to the technology world.

It seems people have reading difficulties I don't see where I mentioned anything like that.

M_Lyons10 said,

And... Windows 8 is a desktop OS on a teblet...

The AMD version will be cut down and both will have a interface designed for touch unlike the previous windows tablets that except for a few adjustments attempted to replicate the desktop to the touch screen and as history has shown, they failed.

GreyWolf said,

What? A Tablet PC is just a laptop with a swivel touch screen.

And except for niche business, they've being a failure.

Im waiting for some convertible ultrabook with Windows 8. Tablet for fun, notebook for some serious work. Give me such an ultrabook with a docking station and I would ditch my tower PC within seconds

wouldnt mind one, but ill go one of the cheep 150$ chinese ones instead, as i dont think its worth the 500+ to spend on them

DKAngel said,
wouldnt mind one, but ill go one of the cheep 150$ chinese ones instead, as i dont think its worth the 500+ to spend on them

I just ordered the other day a Ainol Aurora for around $150 not bad for the money 1024*600 ips multi touch screen 16gb ICS4.0

grunger106 said,
Lenovo X60T - Convertable laptop, running Win8 DP...

These types of PCs would be my only type of tablet...

subcld said,
i don't have tablet im Waiting for Windows 8 tablets.

Ditto, I'll also get one when Windows 8 comes out. I'd like one of those sleek convertible ones they were showing a short while back.

Not yet. Waiting for Win8 tablets. Or maybe an iPad 3 if its good enough.
Depends how well the developers support Win8.

And i dont own a laptop either. Its my desktop. Or my WP7 device for when im on the move.

Zain Adeel said,
Not yet. Waiting for Win8 tablets. Or maybe an iPad 3 if its good enough.
Depends how well the developers support Win8.

And i dont own a laptop either. Its my desktop. Or my WP7 device for when im on the move.

Even if developers do nothing, if ya do the x86 tablet, it will run a few million Apps. There is also the WP7 and XBox Indie titles that will be on the ARM tablets pretty much from the start.

To consider an iPad 3 to even be in the same class is a bit strange.

As one is a specific class device with limited functionality, a low resolution touch screen, with limited options. The other has far more powerful OS with a lot more features and extensibility. Just the OS alone, go read an OS theorist/engineer comparison of NT vs OS X let alone the crippled iOS.

thenetavenger said,

To consider an iPad 3 to even be in the same class is a bit strange.

As one is a specific class device with limited functionality, a low resolution touch screen, with limited options. The other has far more powerful OS with a lot more features and extensibility. Just the OS alone, go read an OS theorist/engineer comparison of NT vs OS X let alone the crippled iOS.

I don't think you understand the market, though. I understand that iOS is, "crippled," compared to a desktop OS, but those battery hogging, non touch friendly fully featured OS tablets have been on the market for a decade now, and there was little demand for them.

omgben said,

I don't think you understand the market, though. I understand that iOS is, "crippled," compared to a desktop OS, but those battery hogging, non touch friendly fully featured OS tablets have been on the market for a decade now, and there was little demand for them.


Windows 8 will change that.

I work from home, and also have a laptop (that I hardly use) when I'm out of the office I can do everything I need on my iPhone (email, check Neowin etc). I don't see the need for one in my life atm.

It would be just one of those "nice to have" accessories imo.