18pc spend 5 hours a day on touch devices
Dubai, October 3, 2013
About 18 per cent of GCC residents spend more than five hours a day on touch enabled devices, said a survey.
The Acer survey also revealed that about 39 per cent spend less than two hours and the majority at 43 per cent spend two to five hours a day.
A massive 80 per cent use their touch enabled device only for content consumption, it said.
About 80 per cent of an average household owns a tablet, touch ultrabook and a touch enabled smartphone, said the survey. It also revealed 50 per cent of children own at least one touch device.
The survey found that about 25 per cent of the respondents thought the mouse is obsolete, with the influx of touch devices.
The company launched the Aspire R7 notebook, which features the latest fourth generation Intel processor and an Acer active pen.
It has 12GB of memory, up to 1 TB hard drive and a backlit keyboard and features the Windows 8.1 operating system.
The R7 features a repositioned keyboard and high-definition touchscreen mounted on a revolutionary ‘Ezel hinge’ that allows it to flip, reverse, lie flat or float.
“We can clearly see more people spending time on touch enabled devices,” said Amin Mortazavi, vice president, Acer Computer-MEA.
“Our range of mobility products is designed for content consumption and creation, and is increasingly youth friendly.” - TradeArabia News Service