Microsoft Surface Tablet not wanted by majority of US says survey
It appears that although it is early days for Microsoft and their Windows RT and Windows 8 Surface tablets, it appears that there has already been a survey carried out on whether most Americans would want the Microsoft Surface tablet, and is appears the result of the poll shows that the majority of Americans wont be switching to Microsoft’s slates.
According to the guys over at the Boy Genius Report, by way of Mac Tech, US coupon code website, CouponCodes4u conducted a flash poll of 1578 Americans aged between 21 and 35 so they could find out the reaction to the unveiling of the Microsoft Surface Tablet.
Apparently it would appear that Microsoft might have a bit of a challenge on getting people to switch from such tablets as the Apple iPad, Android slates or even the BlackBerry Playbook, of those polled 55 percent used an iPad, whilst 23 percent used an Android tablet and 12 percent used the BlackBerry Playbook.
When the participants were asked if they would consider switching from their current slate to the Microsoft Surface Tablet, 59 percent stated they would not switch, with 41 percent claiming ‘brand loyalty’ as the reason, whilst 15 percent claims a lack of positive reviews and information on Microsoft’s new slate was a contributing factor.
When if comes to those polled that don’t already use a tablet, and asked what tablet they would be interested in purchasing, 41 percent opted for the Apple iPad, 28 percent said they would prefer an Android tablet, and only 5 percent considered the BlackBerry Playbook.
26 percent of those polled claimed that they believed Microsoft was too late in the game, 22 percent said they would consider purchasing the Microsoft Surface Tablet, and 45 percent said they like the initial look and specs of the slate.
So we’d like to ask our readers whether they would consider switching from their current tablet, whether that be the iPad, an Android tablet or BlackBerry Playbook if favour of the Surface Tablet, feel free to let us know by dropping us a line to our comments area below.