PCs have evolved over the decades, ranging from the most-mobile and light notebooks and Chromebooks to all-in-one desktops. Home PCs and employer-provided PCs are not a given and instead are being used at different rates by differing market segments. This TUP lens details which users are using which types of PCs and how they are using them.
This lens spans adults with home PCs as well as those using employer-provided PCs or in self-employment. While most home PCs are used within homes at least part of the time, even workplace PCs are increasingly being used at home. More importantly, one key to understanding workplace computer usage and patterns is through a full profile of the employee’s household and personal demographics, coupled with their activities.
Summary of subjects covered in the PCs lens
|Subjects||Examples of TUP Questions Answered|
|Key Device Metrics||Key devices used, such as any Smartphone, any Desktop, any Game Consoles, and others|
|PCs, Desktop PCs, All-in-One/Mini PCs, Tower Desktop PCs, Notebook PCs||Brand, sub-brand, acquisition date, and other details for each form factor|
|Units||Number of devices used in last 90 days, by form factor (PCs, Desktop PCs, Smartphones, etc.)|
|PC Activities, Desktop PC Activities, All-in-One/Mini PC Activities, Tower PC Activities, Notebook PC Activities, Home PC Activities, Work PC Activities||Activities regularly done on each form factor of PC, from communications to entertainment and productivity|
|Outlets||Purchase channels for major technology and for home and work products|
|Purchase Plans||Intentions to purchase specific technology product types in the coming 12 months|
|Home PCs||Brand, sub-brand, acquisition date, and other details for each home PC|
|Work PCs||Brand, sub-brand, acquisition date, and other details for each work PC|
Recent findings from the TUP 2020 PC lens:
- Meetings are dead. Long live meetings! Are we digitally transformed yet? [TUPdate]
- PC gaming by household size [MetaFAQs]
- Employee’s video calls/meetings by device type [MetaFAQs]
- Smartphones primary device for many but not all activities [MetaFAQs]
- Contact management is a widespread activity for all ages [MetaFAQs]
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