With all the hype about Tablets and Netbooks, many people are wondering if their Laptops are good enough. In this article, we are going to discuss Laptop vs Netbook vs Tablet and help you figure out what exactly it is you need. Remember, everyone has their own preferences so just because something is more popular, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best option for you.
First up, let’s discuss Laptops. Laptops have been around for quite some time now. They are what replaced many desktops in peoples’ homes because there was more need for portability. Many people work from home or work on the go; and it’s nice to be able to bring your important files with you. Laptops have a wide range of features and can do just about everything a desktop can; depending on their price. Of course, the more you spend; the more you’re going to get. Laptops are great for multi-tasking, watching videos online, listening to music, burning DVDs, playing all types of video games, editing photos and more. They have a large display, large keyboard and offer you a lot of space to store your files.
Netbooks are smaller than Laptops in size and are cheaper. They oftentimes will have all the same functioning as a Laptop but on a more basic scale. They will be able to handle a bit of gaming but nothing over the top. They boast very long battery life and are extremely lightweight, making them much better portability-wise. Typically Netbooks do not come with a DVD drive and are best for the simplest use like checking your email; surfing the web and such. A bit of multitasking can be done but not as much as a Laptop. The keyboard is smaller, and doesn’t have all the same buttons a Laptop does. Also, the mouse is much smaller. If you don’t mind a smaller screen and less functionality, this may just be the best option for your needs.
Tablets are like a mini version of a Netbook. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes but are all fairly similar. Tablets aren’t that great when it come to multitasking as it’s typically a bit tricky to switch from one task to the next but it’s something you can get used to. Tablets do not have keyboards, as they are touch screen but there are usually keyboards that can be purchased and hooked up. These tend to be a bit on the pricey side but are well worth the money. A lot of the times Tablet documents aren’t compatible with Laptops or Netbooks so this is something to keep in mind if you are going to have more than one device. Things may not transfer 100% from one device to the next and edits may need to be made. Tablets are very new on the market, so we expect to see a lot of changes in the very near future.
We hope this helps you in your decision between these three devices.