After the emergence of tablets it is observed that the sale of desktops and laptops has fallen down. The Tablet is the advanced technology and offer loads of functions, sometimes even more than some laptops. What is the need of a laptop when tablet offers the same functions at lesser prices? Are you happy living in the PC era? The answer will be, it depends. Every person uses technology as per their needs and some might satisfy their needs by a tablet alone. Here we are trying to decide which is better: Laptops or Tablets.
Laptops have an important built-in advantage over tablets which is power. These are the powerful devices having dynamic hardware which allows the user to access a wide range of uses, offers faster performance and a multi-tasking option. Laptops can easily be used for web browsing and live media streaming and performs other basic functions from data entry to complex job like video and photo editing.
Games and office functions are the major tasks for which laptops are mostly used for. Due to faster processors and amazing graphics tablets can’t even touch the performance offered by the laptops. The other most important factor that makes laptops king is the storage. Where tablets offer storage capacity of 16 GB to 32 GB, an average laptop comes with 500 GB or even more. The slimmest laptops having smaller SSDs like Apple MacBook Air 11 inch features 128 GB can beat tablets in case of storage space.
An addition to the benefits mentioned above, laptops offer optical drives for Blue ray discs or DVD’s, slots for SD cards, portable drives with which you can have a huge amount of data in your hand.
Don’t forget the form factor; laptops come with built in mouse and keyboard with which you can type and perform tasks that needs mouse comfortably that you can do using desktops. Touch screens are not accurate in offering a similar level of control that mouse does, while with keyboards you can easily enter text and status updates. A keyboard is very important for typing purpose and mouse plays a vital part in swapping the windows, clicking on the links, while the touch screen is not that efficient in performing this. This is the important part of your workplace that offers convenience and makes your day easier.
Here now comes the part of peripherals and ports. The devices, laptops and tablets come with loads of accessories with them, laptops are offered in compatible USB ports, HDMI outputs and other ample amount of features-which are sufficient to perform almost every task just like the equipped PC. Laptops are very easy and comfortable to choose as they come in a wide range of choice from keyboards to storage devices and webcams.
If you want to work seriously at a work place and need a powerful device or multitasking, performing the works with ease, compatible device for your storage accessory there is no other better alternative for laptop. Tablets are no doubt in new technology and can fulfil some of the requirements but when it comes to get the things done in a right way, laptops still carry a hold.
When the price of the laptops is considered, the starting price of a basic laptop is $500 and it starts going up from here, while tablets are very affordable, with a few exceptions. The 4th generation Apple iPad start from $500 but Apple is not the only one leader, there are others like Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle fire which not only cut down the prices to half also make the tablets most affordable option over laptops.
Tablets are nowhere less than laptops as compared to browsing, media, games and official work. Windows tablets are also available in the market but they are exceptions to this affordable pricing as they have OS similar to the PC including the form factor. The tablets running on OS like Android and iOS can be bought for less than $300 and the advanced windows tablets are available at prices starting from $400 and might go up to $1000.
When it comes to the design of the tablets i.e touch screen, its impressive in built. The icon-based designed laptops are very convenient and easier to use for those who are accessing this technology for the first time. The gestures like swapping among the numbers of the tabs and selecting one among them is easy to grasp as compared to clicking on the windows and navigating among the opened files. There are many tablets that offer multi-tasking with which you can jump from one app to the other and also kill the unnecessary running apps. It becomes very convenient to swap from one app to the other without closing it so that you can access it whenever you want.
The small size of the tablets makes them more handy and mobile, you can carry them with you in handbags with ease. The laptops need big bags to carry them and are so heavy. A tablet can be used anywhere you want as per your need like in kitchen, bedroom, restaurant, library and office as well. Talking about entertainment, these small devices are also good for watching shows, movies, reading eBooks and surfing obviously.
The battery life of these devices is very good as you can work for longer hours once you charge them fully and lasts more than laptops. Where laptops talk about software, tablets make use of apps which provides excellent experience of browsing and any kind of use. They have apps for motion sensors, GPS and data, cameras and touch inputs and what not. Also, apps are much cheaper than the software and most of them are available for free.
If your daily internet needs are just surfing websites, social media and streaming then you should definitely use a tablet considering the features offered by them at competitive prices.
The technology is going far and now the hybrid of laptops and tablets is also available to fill the gap between the capacities of laptop and convenience of tablets. They are available in a wide range of accessories like case stands, keyboards for good typing experience, all focusing on bringing a better technology to the users having an appetite for the latest technologies.
There are plenty of reasons to choose one device over another but it depends on an individual what would he/she like to prefer among a tablet or a laptop.