Laptop or tablet?January 17th, 2013 at 12:30 am by Chris Essex under Gadget Talk, Uncategorized, WTHI Blog
This is a popular time of year to upgrade your computer equipment. You may have some leftover gift cards from Christmas or your tax return might be on its way.
Many people are in the market for a new computer….or maybe a tablet. Can’t decide? Don’t worry, you’re not alone!
Both purchases can be a pretty costly investment. So which one is right for you?
That all depends on how you plan to use it.
If you are the kind of person that mainly just wants to surf the web, play some casual games then a tablet will be for you. They are ultra portable; you can throw the smaller tablets into a purse or just pick it up and go.
The battery on them, for the most part lasts a whole lot longer then a laptop battery would. You are looking at 5-10 hours on one charge with a tablet. Most laptops will give you about 3 hours.
Another plus to a tablet is they are always on, much like a cell phone. It will just go into standby, and you can usually just swipe to get it going. This makes a quick check of Facebook or IMDB much easier then waiting for a laptop to boot up.
So with all of that said, what would make a laptop a better buy?
Do you write a lot? As you know, you just can’t beat a good physical keyboard. Most tablets offer an option, but at an additional cost.
Laptops also give you the option to use something BESIDES Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi is a great thing, but sometimes it’s not always the quickest or most dependable. You will be able to plug most laptops into an Ethernet port.
Into games? A laptop is your way to go. Tablets are getting better and better games, but they are still not up to par with a laptop.
The best reason to go with a laptop though is cost. Dollar for dollar you will get more bang for your buck with a laptop.
Do you have any questions or comments? Feel free to email me! You can reach me at CEssex@wthitv.com