Analysts at IDC forecasted that this year tablet sales would surpass desktop PC’s and by 2014 it would even overtake laptops. Tablets and laptops are both beneficial in terms to technologies whether it may be work, education, or entertainment. Choosing between the two would make it easier if you would decide basing on your personal needs, preference, convenience and monetary budget. Of course, there should always be pros and cons between the two. And if you may go over it, it would be a factor in helping you choose what’s best for you.
What’s the diff?
Tablets all look the same. Physically, their only variations are brands, color and sizes. But when you really dig in with their specs, tablets vary from their operating system. Some tablets are designed for simplicity while there is one or two that can run many programs as that of a computer. While laptops on the other hand, is a handy version of a desktop. There are those which can compete with desktops in terms of speed only if you are willing to pay the expensive price tag. But more or less it still can’t keep up with the functionality of a desktop.
What’s your need?
The choices that you are going to make are basically depending on what you’re going to use it for. If you are planning to use it for office purposes, then what you are going to need is a laptop. Generally, a laptop is a mobile computer. On the other hand, if you are just planning to have a gadget to while away the hours of travelling or just a handy tool for web surfing and browsing, preferably, you are going to need a tablet. Tablets are lightweight and easy to carry ideally for gamers and app enthusiasts.
Of course this is the most important factor for you to consider before making that purchase. What gadget can you most afford of? Tablets are generally cheaper in terms of up-front payments. But while it is, laptops are the more durable of the two. If you’re looking for something that can withstand years of uses, the laptop should be yours. You have to know that tablets might come to you as sleek and trendy, but touch screens comes with a price. It may come unresponsive every now and then but its battery life is much longer compared with laptops.
Starting with these three factors to consider, you can now have a wider idea of what to decide what’s best for you. There are dozens of options swimming out in the market if only you are wiser enough to buy a good quality of gadget.