Every time some new type of hardware appears, the overly enthusiastic journalists and fanboys deem the old hardware outdated and send it to the scrapyard. And, every time, they are wrong. Remember when laptops came out? Everyone thought they would spell the end of desktop PCs, yet they are still around, aren’t they? Very much so, as the options of putting together your own configuration with carefully chosen parts still appears to many professionals, as well as casual users who like to have a custom-made machine.
With the emergence of tablets, again, just about anyone thought they would spell the end of laptops. And, as usual they were wrong. Some people choose one over the other, or they have both. Some even have a desktop, a laptop, and a tablet, each one serving a certain purpose.
But, if you are torn between these two options, you have got your work cut out for you, since there is no clear winner. It all depends on your needs. On this occasion, we are going to discuss why you should get a tablet, or an iPad, to be more specific, instead of a laptop.
If you are really using your laptop, you are looking at 2 hours of running time before you have to plug in and recharge. An iPad’s battery would last up to 10 hours, which means you can pretty much use it all day before you have to plug in it.
However, there are Ultrabooks equipped with the latest generation of processors which consume a lot less power, and have better batteries, allowing up to 14 hours of use. These are not exactly cheap and accessible to most people, so they are more of an exception, for now.
This one is pretty much a no-brainer. An iPad is much lighter and more portable than even the most compact laptop. You can carry it around in a purse, without even thinking about it. And there are other benefits, too.
Laptops tend to heat up a lot, which means their fans will be working overtime to get that all that extra heat out. If you are keeping it on your lap, you will be uncomfortable, with all the heat and noise. An iPad is silent, and it doesn’t get so hot, which makes for a better user experience.
Touchscreen is probably the biggest advantage that tablets have. While a keyboard and a mouse can get a lot of things done, touchscreens are much more intuitive and simple to use, and you will be floored how easy somethings become when you are using it.
Again, there are laptops out there which have touchscreens, but much like their Ultrabook cousins, they cannot be considered a standard. Plus, their price tag a lot higher than that of regular laptops
PCs, laptops included, still aren’t able to instantly boot up. Tablets, however, are good to go in split second, and you’re never more than a few seconds away from checking your email, or messages on social media. More importantly, an iPad can still receive notifications even when on standby. The latest of Ultrabooks will have something to say about this, but, it will take some time before it becomes standard.