The biggest companies, like Apple, Google, and Samsung, have already started launching hybrids of laptops and tablets to provide the best quality high-end devices. The users can now benefit from both for performing almost all the tasks at corporate as well as casual lives. But buying a portable computer is still a difficult choice for people, as there are several features that they require which might not be available in a single device.

As the technology keeps evolving, it is hard to stick to just one device as they keep increasing their levels with every new product. There are several factors which decide whether the device will be able to fulfil your requirement or not. The right device for you will be the one which can support all your multitasking needs. Here are the things one should consider before choosing a laptop or a tablet.


It is a fact that tablets, although way bigger than smartphones are smaller in size as compared to laptops. A usual tablet size can range from 7 to 11 inches, whereas a laptop is around 12-16 inches in size. Thus, laptops are pretty easy to carry around due to its small size and lightweight. But, Microsoft’s Surface Pro has a screen size of 12.3 inches and weighs 786 grams. Having a tablet of that size and weight might not be the best choice if you need a portable device when you can get high-end features in a laptop of smaller size. The different between weighs might not be that noticeable with other things in the bag, but you are really considering better performance in that size, there are plenty of laptops available to fulfil your needs.


Laptops are better than tablets when we look at the performance factor, due to their larger hardware packing capability. Laptops are also better at multitasking as compared to tablets, although, even tablets are evolving to fulfil all kinds of demands of the users with their own dedicated software and operating systems, such as iOS 12 and Android Pie. Manufacturers like Acer and Microsoft are also providing multitasking features in their tablets. Apart from this, there are other features to be compared, such as the storage, RAM and processor in which the tablets are not anywhere close on beating laptops. The laptops will continue to have better performance specs than tablets for a long time to come. It does not mean that the tablets are incapable of performing, but the laptops can handle more intense tasks which are not built for tablets.


Good quality tablets can be pretty expensive. The top-end tablets will range from $800 to $1200, whereas top-end laptops will range from $1000 to $2500. Tablets are not as costly as the smartphones as it lacks a few qualities of being a smartphone such as a good camera. They are affordable and can be a good option for casual usage. On the other hand, laptops cost way more, considering that they also offer better performance. Getting a low-end laptop might not be the best choice as compared to getting a high-end tablet, although it doesn’t provide good battery and hardware like a laptop, it is still the top-end device of its kind.



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