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[Poll Results!] Do you even care about tablets anymore?

The tablet market has been in a constant state of decline. It’s not surprising. Smartphones have become larger and more capable in recent years, effectively eliminating the need for small tablets. Foldable smartphones will only add to that since they will double as both a smartphone and tablet, much like the Galaxy Fold does.

There’s still demand for larger tablets, though, which is why companies like Samsung continue to make them. As we have exclusively revealed, Samsung has the Galaxy Tab S6 ready to go and it will arrive in the next few weeks.

The question is, do you as a consumer care about tablets anymore? There are some specific use cases in which tablets make sense. They’re heavily relied upon in the education sector and in hospitals, for example. You will also find them on the production floor of large factories where employees use them to keep operations running smoothly. Some budget airlines even hand them out as in-flight entertainment screens in exchange for a nominal fee.

As much as the companies that make tablets claim, they’re still not a replacement for a laptop. If you want to get real work done while on the move a laptop is still your best bet. However, tablets have certainly come a long way in aiding you to be productive on the road. Or you just might be a casual user, relying on a tablet for spending your Sundays binging Netflix, reading e-books, surfing the web, etc.

So, do you care about tablets? Are you so into them that you buy Samsung’s latest flagship Galaxy Tab S every year or would you only consider buying one if it was available at a significant discount, for example? Have you written them off completely and feel that one wouldn’t really make a difference in your life? We’d love to hear your thoughts about this so vote below and let’s get a conversation started in the comments section.

Results: It turns out quite a few of our readers still care about tablets. 45 percent of all partcipants say that they upgrade their tablets every couple of years. 31 percent say they will think about it only if they get a good deal. 24 percent say that they have no use for tablets.

Do you even care about tablets anymore?
  • Yes, I upgrade my Samsung tablets every couple of years 45%, 398 votes
    398 votes 45%
    398 votes - 45% of all votes
  • Not really, I'll think about it if it's a really good deal 31%, 272 votes
    272 votes 31%
    272 votes - 31% of all votes
  • Not at all, I have no use for them 24%, 215 votes
    215 votes 24%
    215 votes - 24% of all votes
Total Votes: 885
10 July 2019 - 22 July 2019
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iceguyver
iceguyver

I still have the Note 8.0 WiFi edition. I barely use it at all now…

Nidoello
Nidoello

I still use NotePro 12.2 – Androlid Tablet with stylus. No successor for years. I’d buy if there was an upgrade option.

Scubadog2008
Scubadog2008

I think it’s shortsighted to assume that everyone uses Android tablets. We are a Surface-only household. I have a Surface Pro 2017 and SP6. My wife has an SP4 and Surface Go. I think the trend for smartphones to get bigger is horrible and removes them from any concept of “convenient”. when it comes to phones, they must be able to fit very comfortably in my pockets without sticking out. I don’t care how much power, how much storage, how many features they pack into them. The physical form factor is what is key for me when it comes to… Read more »

AH76
AH76

It needed a couple more options, I picked “Not really, I’ll think about it if it’s a really good deal” but it should have been yes, but I couldn’t pick yes because I don’t upgrade.

samsungfan99
samsungfan99

Android tablets I don’t care for. iPads? Those things are amazing.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

I do care but there’s no real reason to upgrade my Tab S3. If Samsung were to release a 10.8″ 3:2 600 ppi tablet I’d upgrade in a heartbeat.

We’ve been stuck with the same old 2560×1600 10.5″ display since 2014 for crying out loud. How about some proper innovation?

FARSTRIDER
FARSTRIDER

Lol at least since the reboot of the mainline they at least are now considering the need for more ram to run high resolution screens without causing the rest of the device to crawl especially on wi-fi only variants

locarno
locarno

You don’t like 16:9 or 16:10 ?

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Too rectangular for my taste. Great for video, not so great for other stuff. 3:2 would be nice.

djcbs
djcbs

Not tablets running Android, that’s for sure. The only tablet worth buying in my book is the Surface Pro… because it can be more than a tablet.

locarno
locarno

Beacause it have Windows.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

I too have a Surface Pro for work. It’s fantastic. But the battery isn’t great & the proprietary charging system is soooo bad…

Hence, I’ll like an 8″ powerhouse tablet to give my phone a break whenever I commute/travel. And now that Huawei is questionable for OS updates… sigh, I just might deal with the weight & purchase the S6.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

It’s a shame that Samsung doesn’t release decent small tablets anymore. Even Apple has updated the iPad mini, even if half-heartedly.

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

Galaxy Tab + S Pen (or iPad + Apple Pencil) is a good couple. Tablets without stylus are almost useless in era of phablets with 6″+ screens.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

100% agreed with your opinion!

PJaya
PJaya

I still use phone with tablet daily