Trading in mobile for tablet could make up for reluctance to buy new comput

13/05/2011

Trading In Mobile For Tablet Could Make Up For Reluctance To Buy New Comput

The reluctance within the UK to replace computers could be mitigated by a desire to trade in mobile phones in favour of tablet devices.

Roddy McLean, marketing director at Crucial.com, suggested his firm conducted research that found 53 per cent of people expect their PCs to last "much longer" than three years.

As such, many are not prepared to replace them any sooner, or at least on a regular basis.

Mr McLean suggested the use of memory upgrades is a shrewd move, stating: "Not only does that save the user money for replacing the computer, but it saves them the hassle of moving all of their data and preferences to a new computer."

Many of the newest computer features could be found by consumers who choose to invest in a tablet, as a more affordable alternative to a desktop machine.

One option is the iPad 2, which was released by Apple in a lavish ceremony in California earlier this year.

Posted by Samantha Green