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Death of the Desktop? More Americans Own Tablets

Nearly half of all American homes now have at least one tablet in them, a new survey finds.Forty-four percent of Americans now own a tablet computer, according to a survey from research firm Frank N. Magid Associates, a 30% increase from last year's figures. The ownership rate among those ages 18-to-34 is even higher with 54% reporting owing a tablet ownership.The survey also found Android-based tablets gaining popularity and catching up to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), with both exceeding 50% ownership rates. Some homes even have more than one tablet,  with respondents saying they need a "spare", according to the report.Louis Ramirez, senior feature writer at, says tables' convenience make them more attractive than laptops and says the number of tablets in a home surpassed laptops for the first time ever."It's ironic, because the iPad was only released three years ago, and it took just three years to overtake the laptop," he says. "Between a smartphone and tablet, you don't need a...

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