TABLET VS LAPTOP
Let’s get one thing straight: while a tablet is the new Jeeves and meant to get a lot of stuff done, its is not meant to replace your laptop. Yes, tablets are incredibly compact, more convenient to carry, perfect for media consumption, are getting affordable, and make fabulous travel (and bed) mates. Yet, buying one doesn’t mean you can dump your laptop. Period. Ask us why, and we’ll say just one thing: work productivity. There are those who think that simply yoking a fancy, portable, wireless keyboard to a tablet will be sufficient to mitigate those infamous typing-on-a-fiddly-touchscreen woes. True, if it’s just word processing tasks you’re looking at. But try working numbers on a spreadsheet and you’ll realise what we are talking about. Or try making a slightly complex presentation, for instance. While you can accomplish both tasks on a tablet, it is not as easy as you’ll find it on a laptop or PC. Not yet.
So where do these slabs— unarguably the most lustedafter objects of geekiness in the world today—fit into your scheme of gadgetry? Dubbed “more intimate than a laptop and so much more capable than a smartphone”, these edgy game changers give you on-thego web browsing, e-mail, e-book reading, audio-video multimedia playback, gaming—and fringe, if-you-must computing.
Tablets also work perfectly for social networking, IM and video calling/chatting. You can easily do without the laptop for the aforementioned. There’s no denying that backed by longlasting battery life tablets—lead primarily by Apple ipad—have managed to create a whole new gadget paradigm for themselves in a short span of under two years. But a laptop still remains the more compelling and versatile option when it comes to work...
That, at least is the story so far. There is no saying how soon innovation and invention changes all this and laptops go the way of the dino.