Should I buy a laptop or a tablet?

Tablet computers became famous in the year 2010. They are bigger than mobile phones and smaller than a laptop. They are also referred to as mobile computers and take care of three very important electronic essentials.

Tablet computers became famous in the year 2010. They are bigger than mobile phones and smaller than a laptop. They are also referred to as mobile computers and take care of three very important electronic essentials.

It has a powerful camera usually with more than eight megapixels, a laptop because it does what the computer and a keyboard can be bought for. It can also be used as a phone, you are able to store people’s contacts and you can call and talk to them if you want.  So if you are planning to buy one, what should you be looking at?

Portability

They are portable thin and light therefore you can be able to work with it from anywhere and also its weight is very light. They averagely weigh about 0.8 kilogrammes while a laptop would weigh around 2.3 kilogrammes.

Touch Screen Capability

Majority use android operating system meaning they are touch screen thus you can use your screen as a mouse and can move it when using it involves pointing, dragging or tapping to be able to use a particular programming.

Battery life

They have a higher battery life than a laptop because an average laptop can stay with power for 2 to 4 hours but tablets store power for more than 10 hours, therefore you will not have to carry an adapter or charger to be able to use it the way you always do with laptops.

User friendly

They are user friendly therefore many people will find it easy to adjust able to use them and you will find that even children will be able to use them therefore they are more preferred than laptops.

Keyboard

Many users will find it easy to use a keyboard rather than the touch screen in a laptop therefore they will prefer it more.

Booting

Tablets takes few minutes to boot unlike laptops, which will take a longer time to heat up also it doesn’t heat up like most laptop fans, the fans are rumoured to cause impotence to men if not taken care of well. When you press on the power button they go on standby therefore your mail alerts and Facebook messages can still be received.

Cost

However, they have their own disadvantages in that they are more expensive than laptops whereas they can be able to do almost the same work as them.

Storage capacity

Majority of them can store files up to 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes while a laptop can store files up to 1000 gigabytes or 1 terabyte therefore many people would prefer laptops or notebooks because of the hard disc size.

Health problems


Because of the comparatively smaller size many will prefer laptops because also the onscreen keyboard that you want to press will not be easy and also can bring problems to do with sight, small pictures and graphics that show makes a person strain to see.

Performance

You might find many recent laptops will far much outweigh the tablets in performance and speed because they are core 2 duo and duo core meaning four or two processors.

Making copies

You can t be able to burn or write CD, DVDs, and also on playing the media files you will that a laptop will prefer a formats like MP4 while laptops with the right software will be able to use and play almost all file formats. Also when most tablets will use iTunes but windows will use windows explorer which are available.

The writer is a teacher at Riviera High School

 

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