Tablets Are Not Replacing Laptops

Tablets Are Not Replacing Laptops

Tablets became a must have device for many persons when Apple released the iPad in 2010. Sales figures were high and growing each year in the double digits. Most persons thought the tablet came to replace the laptop but that is not quite so. Even though the tablets are smaller, lighter and more convenient to carry around, it does not give you the same or even a better experience than working on the laptop.

 Most persons thought the tablet came to replace the laptop but that is not quite so

In 2015 laptop sales began to slow down to roughly 8 percent with sales of approximately 233 million units (Source). Laptop started to drop after Apple released the iPad but sales for the laptop has started to increase with the release of the ultra premium laptops. These laptops are very slim and have powerful hardware. Tablet makers are even trying to mimic the laptop by providing add-ons such as detachable keyboards and wireless mouse. Even Microsoft realised this trend as previously they released the Windows 8 OS which was designed more for touch screen devices. They found out they made a big mistake when they started to see the reviews of the many Windows users and realized that PC users didn’t go away. Around July 2015 Windows released the Windows 10 OS which gave a similar feel to WIndows 7 which is a desktop based OS.

Most manufactures are now making very thin laptops as this is what the market is demanding now. Tablets are good for many things, such as reading, watching videos, browsing through social media pages and playing arcade type games. But when it comes on to productivity and doing more demanding tasks such as typing, developing, designing and serious gaming there is no better device to work on than the PC. You will also notice that most persons who have a tablet usually have a laptop or desktop also. This shows that the tablets usually compliment these devices.

Tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro gives a very similar experience to the laptop and almost resembles a laptop. The big difference is that the Surface Pro can transform (not automatically though 🙂 ) into a tablet by detaching the keyboard. But if you already have a ultra premium slim laptop there will be no need to get a Surface Pro or any other tablet that mimics the laptop. For business users, we tend to stick to what works best in terms of productivity. If you are in sales and you do most of your work on the road you will benefit from using a tablet vs a laptop. So both devices has their ups and downs and the tablet will not be replacing the laptop anytime soon.

Categories: Technology
Tags: laptops, tables

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Darren Beckford

A young entrepreneur who is dedicated to the development of advanced and useful technological systems. Growing up in the city of Montego Bay I was a lover of mathematics, problem solving, aviation, finance, technology and business.

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