Laptops still essential in increasingly tablet-minded world
Despite the enthusiasm currently surrounding tablet computers, the laptop is still proving to be a near-necessity in today's world, offering a number of capabilities not found on simpler mobile devices as well as a degree of familiarity that cannot be ignored.
For all the technology's benefits, many people are still getting to know their tablet computers, making themselves comfortable with the digital keyboard and learning how to live without a mouse. Limited space is also an adjustment for many new tablet users who are used to gigs of on-board storage.
Even as the popularity of the tablet computer continues to grow, some are finding the mobile device is a better complement to the traditional laptop than it is a supplement. The tablet is ideal for media consumption, and its portability is unrivaled. The laptop generally offers better processing power and greater storage capabilities.
During the next few years, tablet growth will undoubtedly outpace that of the traditional laptop. However, many users may find their computing capabilities are well rounded by holding onto both devices.