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Younger internet users more likely to use laptops

In the UK, less than a third (32%) of 18-24 year-old internet users use a desktop PC to access the internet at home, compared to 69% of 55-64s. A similar pattern is evident in the other five countries surveyed – where less than half of 18-24s and more than half of over-35s use a desktop PC.

Similarly, in all countries surveyed younger users are much more likely to use a laptop PC. This may be due to a number of factors – younger users putting more value on mobility, younger users being more likely to live in shared accommodation, sharing a WiFi connection or using a mobile broadband connection, or younger users living with parents being more likely to use a ‘secondary’ household device.

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