It’s not that you don’t know what tablets are, especially during this time when they are such a big fad. PC tablets had been out in the market for awhile but it’s only circa 2010 that they have become affordable for everyone’s consumption. Despite the popularity of tablets, laptops and ultrabooks, there are still those who are less familiar with the main differences of these gadgets and they’re seemingly clueless on what to buy or use. So that you will be guided accordingly the main differences between tablets and laptops shall be discussed in the next few paragraphs.
Size, Weight and Input
The first and most apparent difference between tablets and laptops is their size. Laptops generally appear larger than tablets and of course the latter are lightweight. The former have bigger screens and are equipped with the regular keyboard and navigation touch-pad which make laptops convenient to use. Tablets, on the other hand, come handy, have touch screen and virtual keyboard. Compared to laptops, tablets have speedier start-up time. These also have excellent battery life that may last 8 to 10 hours which is considerably longer than laptops do. If your tasks are quite intensive then you’d be better with a laptop. However, if you wish for something that’s handier- tablets would be a good choice.
Laptops can connect to the Internet via WLAN or through wireless connection/wifi while tablets can only connect via the latter or through some 3G technology. This is primarily because tablets are created for media purposes such as browsing the internet for eBooks, music and movies. If the main purpose is on data banking or encoding documents you definitely should go for laptops.
Resolution and Processor
Screen resolutions of laptops and tablets also differ. You may find tablets (though smaller) with better resolution than laptops. Tablets also tend to have smaller processors, usually ranging from 8G to 64G but they still operate fast.
Laptops are generally cheaper than tablets especially compared to the most popular brand of PC tablets, Apple’s iPad. Other companies such as Samsung, Dell and Motorola also have their own version of the tablet.
Laptops tend to perform more efficiently than tablets do because they have faster hardware. Nonetheless, tablets also have the edge over laptops in terms of their touch display wherein some imaging applications such as Corel Draw and Adobe Photoshop can work best.
Are you still confused what to choose between a laptop and a tablet? Do not get baffled. Remember to opt for the one which best suits your needs, is more affordable and of course, durable. Now that you know the main differences between laptops and tablets, picking the right gadget should not be hard for you.