Notebook Penetration – Now in the Middle of Mobility
Notebooks have continued their long march into widespread use, fueled by the desire to get things done regardless of location. The years-long drive towards mobility continues. However, users have shown that notebooks are not their only choice to support their mobility fix. Even while notebooks have continued to be made thinner, lighter, faster, and less expensive, users have adopted other mobile devices. Smartphones have reached around 85% of online adults in the US, Germany, and the UK, surpassing notebook penetration.
Users have not embraced smartphones as a full substitute for notebooks, preferring certain activities using their notebooks or desktops. However, over the last five years, users have migrated many of their regular PC activities to smartphones, one by one and unceasingly.
Nor have users adopted tablets as notebook substitutes. Several years ago, tablets posed a growing challenge, although they have since seen reduced active market penetration. Part of this decline has been due to users choosing to use fewer devices to simplify their lives. Another dampening factor has been by carriers giving less attention to tablets. Since most users choose tablets connected through Wi-Fi over built-in cellular connections (with additional subscriptions), carriers are less interested in promoting them.
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Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 10, 2020
Where do Chromebooks and MacBooks stand in the workplace? How far have they made inroads? Do Windows notebooks dominate in every industry? How does this vary by the employee’s vertical market? This MetaFAQs reports on the active use of a Windows notebook, Apple MacBook, or a Chromebook among employed adults by the major industry group of their employer.
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Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 9, 2020
Is there a relationship between iPhone and MacBook users? Similarly, is there a relationship between Android smartphone and Chromebook users? This MetaFAQs reports on the active penetration of Windows notebooks, Apple MacBooks, and Chromebooks among iPhone and Android smartphone users.
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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.
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Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, October 2, 2020
Home mobile notebooks are popular for keeping at home
Mobile computing means much more than being able to work or play while traveling. Despite travel restrictions and worldwide stay-at-home orders during the pandemic, mobile computers reign as the most popular home computer. Well over half (57%) of online adults use a home notebook, compared to 46% using at least one home desktop. MetaFacts surveyed online adults in six countries for the 2020 wave of TUP/Technology User Profile: the US, UK, Germany, China, Japan, and India. Notebook use is strongest in Japan (72% of online adults) and Germany (67%), and the lightest in the US (50%).
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