Tablets are 'most convenient' computing gadget, Forrester says
Tablet computers have received a lot of praise in recent years, and perhaps one of the biggest compliments comes from Forrester Research analyst Frank Gillett, who writes on his company's blog that tablets have become the most convenient computing devices available.
"They’re bigger than the tiny screen of a smartphone, even the big ones sporting nearly 5-inch screens," Gillett states. "They have longer battery life and always-on capabilities better than any PC - and will continue to be better at that than any ultrathin/book/Air laptop."
Gillett touts several of the tablet's capabilities, specifically highlighting the device's portability and usefulness for information consumption. He notes that the devices are also good for collaboration, as they can be passed around and shared more easily than a traditional laptop or desktop PC.
Based on these strengths, Gillett goes so far as to say the tablet will one day become the computing device of choice, surpassing current frontrunners like the laptop, the desktop and the smartphone.
While many share Gillett's enthusiasm, some are quick to point out the tablet's shortcomings. For example, many believe the device is still limited when it comes to content production, as the lack of a physical keyboard and mouse makes it difficult to perform certain tasks as easily as on traditional PCs.