Tablet personal computers aren’t going to go away any time soon. In fact, these devices are only going to grow in popularity and use as time goes on. Some people made the switch to tablet computers as soon as the Apple iPad and other tablets came out. Of course, others are choosing to wait it out until the fad either disappears or the “laptop killer” of tablets comes to the market. That perfect tablet may not be out yet, but there are plenty of reasons a person should make the switch from laptop to a tablet computer.
Tablets are even more compact than laptops.
Obviously, 7-inch and 10-inch tablet computers are becoming the norm. Even a 12-inch tablet is much small than a laptop. Tablets are much more compact than laptops, which enables a person to walk around while using them and use them in tighter spaces. For example, a person can lay in bed and keep the tablet close enough to use it with one hand. Tablets don’t heat up as much as laptops, so it won’t be uncomfortable. Basically, tablets are more convenient to use because they are so much smaller than laptops. You don’t have to be confined to a desk or have a hot device on your lap.
More and more features are coming to tablets.
Tablets started out modest in features and have grown significantly since then. Nowadays, some tablets offer flash compatibility, while others have always offered Java and other compatibilities. Tablets are getting closer and closer to being just like laptops. In fact, newer tablets are coming out with the ability to multi-task with applications just like laptops, which was a big reason people stuck to their laptops. Tablets have access to various marketplaces that have tens of thousands of apps and more. Without a doubt, tablets will keep adding on the features until they offer even more than laptops.
Tablets get better battery life than most laptops.
With 10 hours of battery life, the Apple iPad 2 has more battery life than just about every laptop out there (even more than some with extended batteries). Tablets get more battery life than laptops, which is incredible. Of course, tablets don’t offer as much intensive multi-tasking as laptops, but most people do simple things on their laptops anyways. Such high battery life gives tablets a huge edge over laptops, especially since a person doesn’t have to be confined to an electrical outlet to ensure that their device doesn’t die all the time.
There is no more tiring typing with tablets that have voice-to-text software.
Many tablets now come with voice-to-text programs or they can be downloaded from any marketplace. Of course, this more than makes up for a tablet’s lack of a physical keyboard. Voice-to-text applications require clear and concise sentences, so you can’t rush through dictating a college paper, but the software gets the job done. Obviously, it’s a great ability to be able to dictate what you want to type. You won’t have tired fingers and wrists anymore either.
Tablets are perfect for reading, watching videos, and looking at pictures.
The main advantage tablets have over laptops involves surfing the Internet, reading, watching videos, and looking at pictures. Without much effort, a person can hold the tablet while doing any of these things. Sifting through photo albums and turning the page of an e-book doesn’t get any easier than that. After doing all of these things on a tablet, it might seem a little awkward doing them on a laptop. Most people will prefer doing these simple tasks on a tablet than a laptop. Plus, a tablet’s battery will last longer while doing these things.
Dual cameras on tablets are better than laptops with single cameras.
A lot of tablets are now coming out with a front- and rear-facing camera, which allows a person to both capture videos/pictures and video chat with their friends or family members. On the other hand, laptops almost always come with a single webcam of low quality. Tablet cameras are now coming with higher resolutions and abilities, which puts them ahead of laptops by a long shot. Of course, video chatting is becoming more popular as is taking high quality videos with whatever device. The dual cameras of tablets that have them outmatch laptop webcams.
Tablets are improving rapidly as time goes on.
With each passing month, tablets and their associated technologies improve greatly. Tablet computers are being built with more features and capabilities than their predecessors. Obviously, these devices will eventually catch up to laptops. Millions of these devices are sold each year, and there is always room for improvement. Eventually, tablets will find a way to offer the multi-tasking capabilities of a laptop without giving up too much battery life. More advancements are sure to come soon too.
Make the Switch Today!
Tablet computers aren’t that expensive compared to laptops. A good laptop might run for $1,000 or more, but most tablets run from $500 to $1,000 depending upon storage space and other factors. Without a doubt, switching from a laptop to a tablet is a cost effective and great idea. Casual and hardcore computer users will find tablets to be great devices. They may not be able to support hardcore gaming or complicated multi-tasking, but they are getting closer and closer to that vision.
For more information on tablet computers, visit “Why Your Next PC Will Be A Tablet”, CNET Tablet Reviews, and Top 5 Tablet Computers from Winter 2010/2011.