It is possible that more people are switching to tablets like the iPad, Microsoft Surface tablet, and Nvidia Shield tablet because of their poor experience with laptops which sometimes break after a few years of regular use. There are still many people who still use the iPad 2, and Amazon Kindle Fire 1st generation and similar Android tablets like the Google Nexus 7. But, most laptops from 2011 maybe already broken, or not working well after 6 years of constant use. Laptop batteries, and other parts like the RAM, hard drive, motherboard, keyboard, etc are not very durable and can fail after a few years. A tablet with a wireless keyboard can sometimes last longer than a laptop if you are careful to not drop the tablet on the floor or spill water on the device. The battery in tablets also don't seem to break after many years of use in my experience. I have tablets from 2010 where the battery have many hours of battery life even when I use them daily for the last 7 years.