Ever since the Apple iPad or the Nexus tablet or the Samsung Galaxy tab have invaded our life as major technology products, the laptop vs. tablet battle rages on as we are often stuck choosing between the two. Is a laptop even necessary when tablets can perform so many of the same functions? They are compact, very lightweight and extremely easy to carry. Some of us may feel that this is the new way to compute and can’t live without their tablet, whereas some say laptops can never be replaced as tablets do not possess the processing strength of a laptop. Their functionality as a heavy computing device is very limited, although sufficient for some peoples use. Hence Laptops and tablets are wildly popular within different groups and demographics, mostly because they deliver specialized experiences to their users.
To help you figure out which device is right for you, we’re going to look at few of the best features of each.
Laptops’ Advantages: Laptops have better hardware in terms of processing. It’s so much easier to use different applications at once on a laptop than it is on a tablet. Any kind of heavy duty programing or designing can only be done using a Laptop. Storage capacity is also great. Another obvious advantage is that all laptops have a physical keyboard. Typing long documents is easier and more comfortable on real keys, rather than tapping away at a screen for extended periods. Laptops also have a more sturdy build overall. This means that you can afford to be slightly rougher with a laptop than with a tablet. A new league of very thin and light laptops called ultrabooks has also come in the market. The costs are still quite high, but Ultrabooks are kind of hybrid between traditional laptops and tablets.
Tablets’ Advantages: These highly portable computing devices give you full control of the features, screen and applications. By using your finger , you can directly touch the screen to make surfing, gaming etc. more interactive, and the hands-on approach provides a more satisfying experience than a mouse for drawing and illustrating. Tablet PCs are more mobile, due to the often absent keyboard attachment. The best models of tablets can hold power for up to 8 hours or more of typical use, which is significantly longer than any laptop. They can even be on standby for days. A lot a tablets also come with sim card option which can be used for calling or data. Nowadays a standalone keyboard attachment is also available for some tablets making it more versatile to use.
Final verdict: Deciding which gadget to buy actually boils down to what you want to do with it: if you’re going to be running lots of graphics-intensive games, work with a lot of data and be able to multitask at the same time, you’ll likely want to get a laptop. If you’re going to be using it largely for entertainment and light Internet surfing and are more concerned about having something easy to move around, you’re going to want to have a look at the tablets out there.
Check the value on your current laptop or tablet: often, the value of your older gadget can help offset the cost of the new purchase. You may even be able to afford both if you trade in your older models with the cash you’ll receive from ReGlobe. So don’t wait and sell your old gadgets at ReGlobe