Locations Where the Busiest Mobile PCs are Used

The busiest mobile PCs don’t stand still, even though many of the least-busy mobiles don’t travel far. The median number of locations that any of the busiest mobile PCs are used is 2 locations. For the primary busiest mobile PC, the median is 3 locations. For the 2nd and 3rd PC, the median number of locations is 2 and 1, respectively. While it may seem odd that a mobile PC would ever be used in only 1 location, this does happen often. With the overall mean number of locations at 3.4, this indicates that in addition to long battery life, other factors such as wireless connectivity and durability can be important for these active, busy computers.

Most of the busiest mobile PCs are used at home regularly, with 83% of total busiest mobile PCs being used at home. The workplace is the 2nd overall location for these busiest mobile PCs, at 53%. Just over a third (35%) of busiest mobile PCs are used in public places like cybercafés and libraries.

When the busiest mobile PC is the user’s 3rd PC, it’s less likely to be used at home than the primary or 2nd PC. It fits the profile of loaner notebooks. Five to ten years ago, when notebooks were much more expensive than desktops, many companies would have loaners to be used for road trips or client presentations.

Where the Busiest Mobile PCs are Regularly Used - by Location Type - Busy Mobiles Profile Report

Where the Busiest Mobile PCs are Regularly Used – by Location Type – Busy Mobiles Profile Report

This information is released from the Busy Mobiles Profile Report, a Technology User Profile solution from MetaFacts. It is based on recent survey-based research, reporting directly from a representative sample of actual users. The Busy Mobiles Profile Report is available for immediate purchase through the online store at the MetaFacts website – MetaFacts.com

Other findings in the MetaFacts Busy Mobiles Profile Report include:

  • How many busy Mobiles?
  • Who are these busy users?
  • The Most Busy Mobile PC Users are in Certain Occupations
  • What keeps the busiest so busy?
  • Who Owns the Busiest Mobile PCs?
  • What are the Attitudes of the Busiest?
  • What Kinds of Mobile PCs are Used the Most?
  • Locations Where the Busiest Mobile PCs are Used
  • Where the Busiest Stop to Shop
  • Electronics Used by the Busiest Mobile PC Households
  • Shopping List of the Busy Mobile PC Household

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