As technology evolves so do our options. Not only do we have the ability to leave our desktop and use our computers anywhere, but now we even have options for our portable computing. Enter the tablet – a piece of computing technology that has taken off faster and more afford-ably than the laptop did. What you may be wondering though is whether or not there are benefits to owning a tablet over a laptop or PC. Actually, there are several benefits tablet owners receive.
It’s true that laptops have gotten smaller and lighter over the years, especially thanks to the introduction of netbooks, but nothing outdoes the size and weight of a tablet. The iPad 2, one of the most popular tablets on the market, weighs less than one and half pounds. Not only does the small weight and size make tablets comfortable to use, but you’ll have no trouble at all carrying a tablet on your journeys. Tablets fit easily into a purse, backpack or even your coat pocket.
Longer Battery Life
One of the drawbacks to laptops is that while you can take them with you, the battery life is often limited to 4-6 hours. With a tablet, you can expect to see batteries last as long as 12 hours. Of course, the exact time you get from the battery will depend on the brightness you use as well as what you’re doing with the tablet. Obviously, watching movies will use more of the battery than typing a document or surfing the internet.
The Perfect All-In-One Concept
Last, but certainly not least, the tablet offers an all-in-one experience. You don’t need a portable DVD player to watch movies or an MP3 player to listen to movies. You don’t even need an ereader and you certainly don’t need a laptop. When you own a tablet computer, you have everything you need in the palm of your hand. You can watch movies, listen to music, read your favorite books and even go online and update your Facebook status. In other words, a tablet can save you hundreds of dollars.
It’s easy to say that tablet computers are a welcome addition to our technologically advanced world. The portability, longer battery life and ability to do everything you need are all wonderful reasons to choose a tablet instead of a laptop or PC. Throw in the fact that you’ll save money buying a tablet and it’s a win/win situation.
About the Author: Collin has more than 10 years of experience in the field of communications and technology. She enjoys comparing and using tablets, eReaders, Samsung phones, iPads, and any other new device she can get her hands on.