Tablet vs. Laptop: Pros and Cons of Replacing a Laptop with a Tablet

I remember when I started using Apple’s first iPad in 2010; I realized that this was the future of computing. It was a small, thin, (relatively) light device that allowed me to perform many of the tasks that I performed. No more mouse or trackpad, and no more keyboard; the keyboard was on the display itself, but only when I needed it. I could use it anywhere, in any position, even lying down in bed. But could a tablet replace a laptop?

When you’re on the road, you need to bring one or several computing devices with you. Your smartphone may not be sufficient for the work you need to accomplish, so you probably also bring a laptop on your journeys. But, with the power and flexibility of today’s tablets, do you really need a laptop? Can you do all or most of the work you need with a tablet? In this article, we look at the pros and cons of replacing a laptop with a tablet.

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  1. All good information, and thanks for posting. I’ve been fighting the urge to scrap my laptop and go with iPad for some time.

    At the end of the day, tablet questions need to be addressed :
    ??? What happens when the cloud goes away? (Crash, Hack)
    ??? What is there’s no internet? (45% of the planet)
    ??? You need two USB ports?
    ??? You need to run a projector?
    ??? You need to burn a DVD or CD?

    I really kind of think the answer is :
    YES get an iPad, but
    NO do NOT throw away your computer or laptop.

    As always, Kirk, we love your stuff and share it to our blogs and Facebook pages . . . see’ya next time . . .

    Fred Showker
    Spam Cop, Safe Netting, 60-Seconds

    • All valid points. But for many people, none of these are really an issue. And I think for a lot of people, this is more of a question of which device do they need when on the road. Business people may have a computer in the office, but an iPad may be sufficient for them when traveling. (I know several people for whom this is the case.)

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