Laptops and Tablets key to Smart Technology

    Laptops, tablets and mobile phones will be key to the forthcoming Smart Home revolution, a new research reveals. The UK public is become increasingly connected via their smart devices and increasingly reliant on them.

    The research, provided by OnePoll and commissioned by online electrical retailer , shows that over 1 in 3 people aged below 35 could not cope without access to their phone, laptop or tablet for more than 3 hours, with the majority of this age group not being able to last 8 hours. 29% of 18 to 24 year olds would rather leave the house with their mobile phone than their spouse, children or money.


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    Top smart products the UK plans to buy in the next 12 months
    Laptops and tablets are high on people’s shopping list in the next 12 months. The most desired Smart Home products, (listed below) shows that whilst we’re not quite ready for advanced Smart Home technology such as robot vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers, we are happy to embrace the smart products which will control them, such as laptops and tablets.

    • Laptop (17%)
    • Tablet (17%)
    • Smart TV/4K/OLED (15%)
    • Smart TV accessory (11%)
    • Turn on heating remotely (9%)
    • Virtual digital assistant (5%)

    Laptops and tablets that are the most sought after piece of tech in Northern Ireland, which was found to have one of the highest percentage of people planning on buying Smart Home products within the next 12 months, with 33% of people looking to bu a new laptop, and 28% buying a new tablet. For more information about regional trends in smart home technology click here.

    Old tech and new tech
    Although the average age of laptops is 16 months, tablets 13 months and phones 12 months, a massive 39% of respondents admitted to having out of date tech. This included laptops that were 14 years old, Nokia 3310s (which were launched in 2000) and windows 95 software. 21% of the population are still using what they conider to be “out of date” phones

    The AO Smart Home census also covers the latest trends on smart TV and wireless audio – for more informaton, click here

    To see AO’s range of  Laptops and Tablets, click here


    About AO Census
    Commissioned by through provider, OnePoll. Survey of 2,000 UK male and females who own or rent a home, and own at least one TV and computing device. Data correct as of April 2017.