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Should You Buy A Tablet Instead Of A Laptop?  November 25, 2017 – 07:06 am
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Tablets have become quite popular thanks to their extreme portability, easy to use interfaces and wide range of functions they can be used for. In many ways, the best tablets can almost replace a laptop for someone on the go. But is a tablet really a better choice for someone over a more traditional laptop? After all, laptops can also be extremely portable and have a much wider range of tasks they can be used for.

In this article, I'm going to take a look at the various differences between tablets and laptops to see how they compare to one another and which of the two may be better. By examining these in more detail, one can then have a clearer understanding of which of these two types of mobile computing platforms would serve them better.

Input Method

The most obvious difference between a tablet and a laptop is the lack of a keyboard. Tablets rely solely on a touchscreen interface for all input. This is fine when it involves mainly pointing, dragging or tapping to navigate around a program. The problems come in when you have to input text into a program such as an email or document. Since they have no keyboard, users are required to type on virtual keyboards that have varying layouts and designs. Most people cannot type type as quickly or as accurately on a virtual keyboard. 2-in-1 designs that provide a detachable keyboard for a tablet may improve the ability to type text but they still generally fall short of a laptop experience because of their smaller size and more restrictice designs.

Users with regular tablets can also add an external Bluetooth keyboard to make this more like a laptop but it adds costs and peripherals that must be taken with the tablet.

Result: Laptops for those that write a lot, tablets for those that do more point interaction.


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