Tablet, laptop or both: Which will you choose?
The rise of the tablet market has added a new option for people looking to purchase a computing device. Now, consumers are choosing between a tablet computer or a notebook and weighing the pros and cons of each device.
A PC Advisor report lists a number of features that must be considered to ensure the device that meets a person's needs is the one that's purchased.
An obvious difference between the devices is the presence of a physical keyboard and more storage space on a laptop. However, a person will also want to think about the user experience.
Web browsing, the news provider states, may be better on the traditional computer. That's because not all sites are optimized for mobile devices, and functions such as drop-down menus and certain content may be problematic on a tablet.
In the end, the PC Advisor report concludes that tablets and laptops may not be mutually exclusive, but instead serve best as complementary devices.
Market analysis, however, shows that people continue to purchase tablets in large numbers. The latest research from Gartner says 119 million tablets will be sold this year, up from about 60 million in 2011.