Approximately 84 percent of Americans owned computers in 2013, including desktops, laptops, netbooks, notebooks, tablets, handheld computers, smartphones and other hand held devices, according to the 2013 American Community Survey. A total of 92 percent of households in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area owned a computer, which was the highest of any other area, according to the survey. The U.S. Census Bureau relies solely on this survey's data to determine small area estimates for social and demographic characteristics.Continue Reading
A total of 72 percent of Latinos in U.S. households owned a computer in 2012, according to the 2012 Pew Hispanic Center National Survey of Latinos. By comparison, whites represented 83 percent of computer owners and African-Americans represented 70 percent of computer owners for the same year, according to the 2012 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press Biennial Media Consumption Survey and the 2012 Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project Health Tracking Survey.
More than 50 percent of U.S. households owned a tablet computer in 2014, and in households with children, the number climbed to 70 percent tablet ownership, according to the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Mobile Media News Consumption survey.Learn more about Computers & Hardware
The Microsoft website offers products such as laptops, desktops, tablets, gaming devices, software and accessories. The most common products are the Microsoft Office software, the Surface tablet and the various Xbox devices.Full Answer >
Most items can be returned within 60 days, but all computers, laptops, notebooks and tablets must be returned within 14 days of receipt of product for a full credit or refund. These devices must be returned in the original boxes with UPC codes, packing materials, product documentation, parts and accessories.Full Answer >
LTE, short for Long Term Evolution, is a fourth-generation wireless communication standard that was designed by 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) to be an easily deployable network technology that offers low latencies over large distances and high speeds for mobile devices like notebooks, tablets and smartphones. 4G LTE offers up to 10 times faster data speeds compared to its 3G predecessor.Full Answer >
Chromebooks are often priced cheaply compared to other laptops and tablets, but have a poor selection of software in comparison to devices with operating systems such as Microsoft Windows. Chromebooks are best-suited for users that enjoy Google's cloud suite of office tools and apps, but the software selection is relatively limited in this respect. The software in Google's app catalogue also lacks features that some professional users expect in modern word processors, media players and multimedia packages.Full Answer >