Why would anyone buy a tablet if they have a computer and a smartphone? It’s the question that has been asked ever since the debut of the iPad. Scores of consumers mocked the tablet device calling the iPad a giant iTouch that you couldn’t fit in your pocket. That was of course until they realized the benefits of owning a tablet.
Non-tablet-owners argue that the tablets obviously cannot do a lot of things that a laptop can do for lack of free space in its processor, such as run Photoshop, play games other than the ones you find on smartphones or render larger videos. Despite the backlash, the tablet has a lot of qualities that are still worth considering.
A tablet is a one-piece mobile computer that is operated by touchscreen. You essentially have the hardware components necessary for a desktop or laptop computer without the nuisance of a physical mouse and keyboard. You can find a tablet in a variety of operating systems and you obviously have more screen space than a smartphone, but it’s still more convenient to carry around than a laptop computer.
The majority of tablet-owners find they enjoy their devices because they are cheaper than purchasing a brand new laptop, they function as great e-readers, are good to have during office meeting or in a classroom and are better for movies and television shows on the go. There’s also nothing like playing games and checking email or having 1-on-1 presentations on a larger screen.
Tablets make traveling on long trips simpler without draining the battery of your smartphone, straining your eyes to watch a small screen or lugging around a heavier laptop in a car or on a plane. Tablets make sense on any occasion, and they are just more expedient and atheistically pleasing than hiding in a corner with your laptop plugged up to the wall outlet.