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View Poll Results: Do you spend more time with your tablet or your laptop?
Tablet 36 34.95%
Laptop 59 57.28%
About the same 8 7.77%
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:38 AM   #16
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What's a laptop?

I use my desktop for programming, and my tablet for everything else.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:04 AM   #17
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Same as DiapDealer, I'm a programmer so I send most of my time on my desktop, which is a 27 inch iMac.

However, my tablet has pretty much taken the place of my personal laptop. Before I got my iPad Pro, I carried my laptop with me everywhere. Now I pretty much use my iPad Pro for anything that I use to use a laptop for. Certainly for the purposes of this forum (i.e. ebooks), I do all my reading on my tablet. Of course, I did that before i got the pro, it's just now I also do my email and web browsing on it as well. I also use it to take notes in meetings and manage my todo list.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:42 AM   #18
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I use my tablets far more often than my Chromebook.

*My main computer is a desk top.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:58 AM   #19
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Definitely my laptop. I only use my tablet to read manga on...
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:28 AM   #20
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Is the question related to where one reads books on? Or just what device one used to do computer stuff on.

For computer stuff I prefer my desktop. Otherwise I use my laptop. I don't use tablets much for anything other than play games and use some apps on it. I can't type on a tablet. I can barely type properly on my laptop, but its doable. I prefer proper keyboards, full size.

For reading books, I never use my desktop or laptop. I use a tablet/phone maybe 1 percent of the time. The rest is all my kindle ereaders. E-ink only.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:37 AM   #21
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I spend more time on a Desktop and use my tablet mostly as a book. I have 6 desktops, 2 laptops and a tablet. All of the desktops I built myself.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:48 AM   #22
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Definitely my laptop. That's my main computer. The tablet is nice to show videos to my mother on since it's more portable.

I also have a desktop that's rarely used and a netbook that's used occasionally.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #23
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Desktop. I have a Fire but like all tablets I hate the interface and dislike using it. I read on a kindle.
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:50 PM   #24
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Considering just mobile devices, in general use I use a notebook more often than a tablet, a tablet is used mostly for eBooks (for myself I find a tablet with a versatile reading app far better for reading in every way, apart from battery charge life, than any of the E Ink readers I have owned or tested).

I use a phone for audiobooks.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:37 PM   #25
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I only use my laptop if I have to do work when I'm not at home. I use my tablet to play solitaire, and occasionally to check IMDB while watching TV with my husband. I read on my Kindle, or my Kobo, or very occasionally on my phone. Everything else is done on my desktop. Work, message boards, social media, youtube, email--all on my desktop, although I do check email on my phone when I'm not at my computer, I rarely answer emails from my phone--only if it's a work emergency, and usually only to let someone know that I'm on my way back to my desktop and will take care of it as soon as possible.

So...I didn't participate in the survey.

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I intentionally didn't include desktop in my survey because I am curious with people's preferences with their portable devices.
Based strictly on the poll results, laptops are coming in way ahead of tablets.

I am surprised to see how many people have reported that a desktop is their first choice - I thought I was just old-fashioned.
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:56 PM   #27
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Based strictly on the poll results, laptops are coming in way ahead of tablets.

I am surprised to see how many people have reported that a desktop is their first choice - I thought I was just old-fashioned.
I am a fps gamer and a powerful pc is a must.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:30 PM   #28
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I have a very basic 5-year-old PC which I use mostly for email and internet browsing, shopping, and borrowing library books.
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Old 12-11-2016, 11:16 PM   #29
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Based strictly on the poll results, laptops are coming in way ahead of tablets.

I am surprised to see how many people have reported that a desktop is their first choice - I thought I was just old-fashioned.
With the insane and mostly useless increase in pixel count of modern cameras (what you REALLY should want are bigger pixels of higher quality, not more tiny pixels), Tablets and underpowered PCs of any sort simply can't handle photo editing with any degree of efficiency.

Lot's of reasons to use desktops of some reasonable power, and our reading activities just naturally follow. Those extra powerful computers, make Calibre fly!
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Not sure where I'd rank my Surface Pro 2, with the tablet or laptop...

It depends a bit on the time of year and whether I have a vacation or I'll be at work, but on avarage, on work days, I think I use my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Asus Vivotab Note 8) more, as I only use my desktop in the evenings.

During vacations, in summer I use my ereader most, in winter my PC as I love to play computer games.
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