I was forced to think this way since the technology is changing very fast, and even Apple Inc. is coming with touch screen computers. The iPad has already taken browsing the web to a new level and with software being specially made for touch screen, it seems that tablet will replace the laptops and computers with keyboards.
Even Microsoft has no plans to revert back to non-touch screen based software. Windows 8 was the first step in the direction of touch screen becoming the technology of the future. The feature that makes tablets tick is portability. largest tablets are lighter than the smallest notebook laptops.
Another major factor is the long battery life and the option of making calls. The tablets are devices that have multiple uses and with calling SIMS they can connect even without wi-fi. tablets can be used as cameras and also to shoot awesome videos. You cannot do that with a laptop right. With technology supporting the tablet it seems they will be ultimate winners.
But one thing is in favor of the laptop. Even now with all new applications it is not easy to type a document on a tablets. Bulk typing work requires keyboard. The solution is a laptop with detachable keyboard. Well folks brace yourself for the revolutions ahead.
The screens of smart phones are getting bigger, and the weight of Tablets is going down. Are we headed towards a merger? Well I don’t think so. Both gadgets have some things in common but are quite different in use. While buying one or the other you should keep in mind the following points:
- The usage factor – The most important factor is how the device is going to be used. If the device is going to be used for texting and making calls primarily then a smart phone is the choice. On the other hand if you want to use it for watching videos or playing games a Tablet is indeed a better choice. A smart phone is better for business usage of calling and a tablet for making presentation.
- The carriage – How you generally carry your device is very important factor too. If you are comfortable with the device in your pocket then Tablets do not fit your description, rather a smart phone will do. If you are using a Bluetooth device for calling and keep your device in the bag then Tablet might jump into consideration.
- Specifications – Tablets are a new entrant and also have better specifications. With greater size comes more scope for space and RAM. The tablets will cost less for the same specifications. Micro engineering is still expensive. The large screen makes the most difference. In a recent study it was found that customers viewing a site on a tablet are 2.5 times more likely to buy than smart phone viewing.
However the choice will differ from person to person and there is a separate market for both. I believe, Phablets the hybrid device will not stay for long in the market.