Which is better: tablet or laptop?

Some analysts claim that computers have outlived their own. In part, these words have some truth: sales of PCs and laptops are falling due to growth in tablet sales. Do people really prefer tablets to laptops? You could say that. And many potential buyers still cannot decide what to choose: either a laptop or a tablet. Today we’ll talk about what advantages each of these two devices has, and at the end of the article we’ll try to summarize and conclude that it’s worth choosing.

Than a tablet is better than a laptop?

  • Compact tablet. This is a small device, even if the diagonal of its screen is more than 10 inches. Judge for yourself: if the mass of the tablet rarely exceeds 600-800 g, and small models weigh 300-450 g at all, then a laptop with a small screen weighs significantly more than 1 kg. The same can be said about the dimensions: if a 7-inch tablet fits in a large pocket, then even a small laptop requires a bag or backpack.
  • Device uptime. Laptops, as a rule, work up to 4-6 hours without charging, since the battery does not allow more. In the case of the tablet, everything is much more interesting – some models easily withstand 12-14 hours of surfing the Internet! True, let’s not forget that with increased load the battery discharges several times faster. So, a rare tablet can withstand more than 4-5 hours of some toys with excellent graphics. However, this result is called bad language does not turn.

  • Quick access to the system. In order to start using a laptop, you must turn it on and wait for the operating system to load. In the case of the tablet, everything is much simpler: you took the tablet out of the backpack, clicked on the Power button and you can start working. At the same time, in standby mode, modern tablets are almost not discharged – no more than 5 percent per day (depending on the specific tablet model).
  • Quality screen for less money. It sounds a little unusual, but tablets often really have much better screens. Of course, we are talking about tablets of the middle and highest price category, in which high-quality matrices with high resolution are installed. So, in a tablet for 20 thousand, the screen can be several times better than on a laptop for 50 thousand rubles, unless the diagonal of the latter will be higher.
  • Integrated cameras. The presence of two cameras in the tablet can hardly be attributed to the advantages, since even in the cheapest laptops there is a camera that is usually used for communication over the network. And users rarely use the main camera in the tablet, because for this they usually have a smartphone with a much better camera module. However, some tablets use very high-quality modules, with which you can get great shots..

  • OS speed. Currently, tablets use two main operating systems – iOS and Android. Windows Mobile is still there, but it is much less common. The speed of the same Android OS does not even depend so much on hardware as on system optimization. Therefore, the OS, even on inexpensive tablets, can literally fly. Hangs are extremely rare.
  • GPS navigator. Since tablets often use the GPS module, they can be used as a navigator. If the tablet supports 3G, then you can download maps from the network. Very comfortably.

  • Tablet replaces multiple devices. So, the tablet is very convenient to use instead of an e-book, to watch a video or as a digital photo frame.
  • The tablet is fashionable. For some, this seems like an important argument..

Than a laptop is better than a tablet?

  • Screen diagonal. So far, tablets with large screens are rare, because they are not in great demand, and they are often very expensive – at the level of not the cheapest laptops. The diagonal of the screen of the latter can reach 19 inches! If you need a large screen on a portable device – you should choose a laptop.
  • Keyboard availability. You can say that you can purchase a separate keyboard for the tablet and you will be absolutely right. Only, firstly, it will be a small keyboard, which also can be inconvenient. And secondly, it will not allow you to adjust the angle of the tablet. In the case of a laptop, there are no such problems. In fairness, it should be noted that transformer tablets with a full keyboard and the ability to adjust the angle of the tablet.

  • Ability to perform various tasks. This is one of the main advantages of the laptop. For example, you need to print a document. Using a laptop – no problem. Now imagine how long it will take if you use the standard touch keyboard on your tablet … Another example. I wanted to play some cool toy on a laptop, but it’s not supported on a tablet.
  • Port support. Not all tablets yet support flash drives, and if they do, then you will have to use an OTG cable (USB ports on tablets are extremely rare). In addition, you may need other ports that are on the laptop: HDMI, VGA, etc..
  • Large hard drive. If tablets usually use 8-16 GB of internal memory plus a memory card that a user can purchase, then in laptops the hard drive’s memory capacity is rarely less than 320 GB. True, the amount of memory in SSDs is usually only 32 GB, but on laptops they are much less common.

  • User interaction with laptop. This is a more familiar and convenient model for many users. Not everyone is comfortable using their hands exclusively when surfing the Internet on a tablet. You can connect a mouse to a laptop – as to a full-fledged computer, not to mention the existing keyboard.
  • Large selection of software. Despite the fact that the same Android OS offers a huge number of applications, using them on the tablet screen is not always convenient. Is it a matter of using Photoshop on a laptop.

What to choose – tablet or laptop?

It all depends on what you need. For example, if you only need a device to surf the Internet, use social networks and watch videos online, a tablet is enough.

If you need some work, say, with texts, it is better to give preference to a laptop. For example, students should choose a laptop, but students will have enough tablet in most cases.

The final decision is up to you. Read about the benefits of each device, analyze what you have written and make your choice.