Laptop ownership is holding up relatively well against the onslaught of tablet adoption. But for many people the idea of owning two of these gadgets will be too much for their needs and their budget.
So should you sell a laptop and get a tablet in its place, or is it a good idea to stick with a portable PC and leave tablets to the most tech-hungry consumers out there?
Ease of Use
When it comes to ease of use, it is hard to argue that laptops are superior to tablets, especially if the main thing you are going to be doing is browsing the web, using social media and playing games.
Being able to kick back on the sofa with a tablet in one hand and a cup of tea in the other is much easier than trying to lounge with your laptop building up a lot of heat on your lap.
In addition, the user experience offered by tablets is generally more intuitive, especially when considering operating systems like Apple’s iOS and even Google’s Android. Designed to be controlled by touch, voice and gesture, it is a far cry from the mouse- and keyboard-driven experience of laptops.
When it comes to value for money, the tablet is another winner in the modern market. You can spend under £200 on a tablet and still get a device which is slick, fluid and powerful enough to handle most tasks.
The same cannot be said for the more affordable laptops that are around at the moment. Either they will be hampered by sluggish hardware that cannot keep up with the operating systems and software on board, or they will be reliant on cloud-based services, as with Google’s Chromebook range, which will mean that without an internet connection they are largely useless.
Tablets can even match laptops when it comes to productivity thanks to things like Bluetooth keyboard peripherals, so you do not need to sacrifice work-related uses if you do decide to ditch a laptop and move over to a tablet-only approach to computing.
You can sell a laptop on this site and get cash for your old gadget rather than letting it gather dust, using this money to invest in a tablet or any other item you desire.