Since tablets have come to the market the main question has been “Why would I need that”? Rightfully so! Why would you want a product that does the same thing your $1000 laptop already does?! Well, I took a gamble and bought an iPad, even though I already had a MacBook, which I was very pleased with.
Let’s take a look at what laptops are best at: Productivity. If you need to bang out a 10 page paper for school that’s due in 4 hours i’d say a laptop is definitely you’re best bet. Laptops just make it easy to type a whole bunch of stuff in a short period of time. Also, it gives a much bigger picture, so it’s easier to see things as a whole. Now for the tablet side of things. Can you type with a tablet? Yes, yes you can. All tablets, whether Android, Apple, Windows or whatever you choose, have a on screen keyboard and most have full wireless QWERTY keyboard accessories. They just are not ideal for banging out big projects, like a paper, excel document or powerpoint, although they do have programs in which you can accomplish those tasks. What tablets are amazing for is if you want to switch between playing a game, to going on Facebook and Twitter, to looking through your photos, to watching a YouTube video, to controlling your tv, all while listening to music. Multi-tasking is where tablets really own. I’ve also noticed that tablets are WAY faster than your standard laptop.
It really comes down to what type of user you are. If you just want to sit down at night and surf the web, relieve some stress playing a game, listen to music, quickly browse photos, watch a few videos or just read a book then a tablet is definitely for you! If you are a business person that works on big projects, uses different programs, are in meetings a lot, or just hate touch screens, then a laptop is definitely up your alley! If you are indecisive about which you like better, then you can take the route I took, buy both and enjoy the best of both worlds!