News Slideshow: iPad, Tablets: Hot Trend is Still No Match For LaptopsBy Don Reisinger | Posted 05-18-2012
Despite strong sales of Apple's new iPad, 33 percent of respondents said that they plan to purchase a laptop during first half 2012.
Only 16 percent of respondents indicated that they plan to buy a tablet during the same period.
64 percent of respondents in the May 2012 survey own a Windows laptop, compared with 61% six months ago.
Apple's MacBook is also winning consumer hearts and minds of consumers, with 11 percent of respondents saying they currently own one, compared with 9 percent of respondents six months ago.
Although Android-based tablets don't appear to be all that popular, Amazon's Kindle Fire helped push the platform's ownership share to 6 percent of respondents in first-half 2012 from 3 percent six months ago.
Apple's iPad just barely beat out Amazon-based tablets, with 8 percent of respondents saying they own one, compared with 5 percent six months ago.
75 percent of respondents say they own a desktop PC at home, compared with 81 percent six months ago.