Tablets and ultrabooks have many advantages for mobile computing users such as portable, thin, less weight and touch screen. But I feel still many users would feel comfortable with their laptops. I’m one of the user who still loves laptop than tablets or ultrabooks because of several reasons and purpose. Yes, the latest ultrabooks and tablets will satisfy most of the home and basic computer users, but still the people who spend more time and do multitasking with their computers would prefer laptops. Here are the reasons I list out why laptops are better than tablets.
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The Reasons Why Laptop is My Favorite
Some of the laptop hardware can be upgraded than ultrabooks and I doubt tablet hardware can be upgraded at any time. Buying and fixing an additional RAM or larger hard disk for a laptop is very easy compared to other one.
2) More Connectivity Ports
It’s a very important factor for any computer users who use it top to bottom. Having more USB ports, VGA port, HDMI or DVI, COM port and other ports on your laptop is very ideal rather than keeping separate convertors or connectors.
3) LAN Port
Major point, without having a 100 or 1000 GB network port is very difficult for high speed data transfer or video streaming on the network. You will not get this higher speed network performance over the WLAN ( Wireless LAN) no matter how you tweak your wireless network setup which is already expensive.
4) Keyboard and Usage Comfort
I do not complain about ultrabooks here, but tablets without keyboard will make your life miserable. No matter how experience you are or how fast you can use the touch screen keyboard, that will not come closer to physical keyboard on a laptop.
5) Storage and Optical Drives
Laptops have more storage capacity than tablets or ultrabooks. The traditional hard disk is less expensive and simply you can have even 2TB storage on your laptop. On the other hand, this type of capacity is unthinkable in ultrabook or tablet which got SSD type storage. Also, hard disk of laptops can be upgraded easily with less cost.
Do not say that you can live without CD/DVD drive, its not possible always. Yes, we are moving towards cloud and solid-state drive storage device types, but still you may need to use your old CD or DVD disks on your mobile computer. Its good to have CD/DVD drive built-in (or at least portable).
6) Less Cost
Ultrabooks and tablets are in higher price side. You would be paying less for a laptop but get higher performance hardware configuration. Also you have to take extra care on these expensive devices and repair cost is very expensive and sometimes some of the fault can not be repaired on tablets and ultrabooks.
7) Multitasking and Performance
Laptops are far better in multitasking and high performance, you can almost use all applications on laptops but not on tablets and some of the ultrabooks. If you are a serious computer user who uses high end applications such as virtualization software, video or photo editing software, then laptop is an ideal one to meet your requirements.
8.) OS and Software
You must consider the OS which comes with the ultrabooks and tablets. Android, iOS or Windows 8 RT can’t have your all required software and doesn’t support everything to download and install. In this case, laptops mostly come with a PC OS which can have most of the software.
9) Computer games
I don’t play much, but my kid can play any game on my laptop because of high quality display support and the OS its having. You may not able to play most of the PC games on tablets or ultrabooks.
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