Laptops and Tablets

Laptops have become must have accessory these days, being a portable device it is very important for those people who wish to carry their work on the go, but the question arises which one is most suitable for individuals. As different people have different needs, they should be very particular while buying a laptop and should take under consideration their requirements and use.

Things are changing with time; couples of year back the innovation of Tablets brought a revolution in the international gadget market and also stir the waves of competition among the global gadgets companies. One school of thought is of the point of view that said tablets are the replacement of laptops because they serve the same purpose in a smarter way. The other is of the opinion that both laptops and tablets serve the different customers and different needs. Let look into the categories of tablets;

1. iPad:

In the tablet war, Apple is leading with its iPad, iPad 2 and the upcoming iPad 3 is expected to mark the history once again. 2011 is said to the year of second generation iPad. Since its launch, majority of Apple’s fan bought it in preference to other tablets.

2. Android Tablets:

Android tablets remained the much talked about tablets in 2010 and 2011. Some of the renowned android tablets are; Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, T Mobile G Slate, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Motorola Xoom, HTC Flyer, ViewSonic ViewPad 7.

3. Windows Tablets:

Windows based tablets are also called as PC tablets because they offer the PC like experience.

We have divided the laptops into 5 categories so that it will be easy for you to select the right one.

  1. Laptops for Students
  2. Laptops for Businessmen
  3. Laptops for Photographers and videographers
  4. Laptops for Gamers
  5. Laptop for Home Users

1. Laptop for Students

Generally students look for the low price laptops that can just serve their basic needs, Netbooks are best for students because they are not much expensive and one can easily use it for the student sort of work. A part from this, 13 inches laptops are also suitable for the students and students can conveniently use it to make lecture notes in the class. Most of the 13 inches laptops features dual core CPUs and also consists of optical drive for instance Apple MacBook (13 inches). Above all, while buying a laptop the basic things which students should look in a laptop are; a student laptop should have as a minimum RAM of 1GB and minimum HDD of 160 GB.

2. Laptops for Businessmen

Businessmen have different sort of requirements and they always look for a laptop that can fulfill their business needs and desire a professional laptops that can serve their business requirement even while travelling. ThinkPad of Lenovo and Latitude of Dell are the laptops which are especially designed to meet the business and travelling needs of businessmen. Lenovo and Dell have equipped their respective laptops with enough security features i.e. vPro platform, TPM chips as well as inner software and hardware elements which work altogether with operating system. Laptops which offers RAM of 2GB to 4GB, HDD of 160GB, display of 12 to 15 inches, Windows 7 or Windows Vista professional are right for businessmen.

3. Laptops for Photographers and Videographers

Photographers and videographers always look for laptops with powerful processors because they need HD videos and photographs of high resolutions which look better if laptop have good and efficient processor. MacBook Pro laptops of Apple i.e. 15 and 17 inches can best fulfill the purpose of photographers and videographers and the first choice of most of the professional photographers because video editing software works well with it. As a whole photographers and videographers should take into consideration the following features while buying a laptop; RAM of 4 to 8GB, HDD of 32GB or more with 7200rpm and display of 17 inches or more.

4. Laptops for Gamers

People who love to play games on computers prefer the desktop PCs but trends has been changing now game loving people also use laptops to play games, for those who are interested to play 3D games it is suggested that they should prefer Intel Core 2 Quad and Core i7 CPUs. Whatever games they like to play, while buying a laptop they should consider that it should feature RAM of 4-8GB, HDD of 320GB or more with 7200rpm, display of 17 inches and should also contain the discrete graphics GPU.

5. Laptops for Home Users

If you feel that you do not lie in any of the above mention category look into this one. Simple house wives and people who spent most of their time at home can go for the any laptop having screen size of 15 inches. Laptops having display of 14 or 16 inches is also appropriate for them. Minimum requirements of home users can be fulfilled if they buy a laptop having RAM of 2-4GB, HDD of 250GB or above and an optical drive for DVD burning.

Categories of Laptops

Following are some of the categories of Laptops which can help you to select the one.

1. UMPC (Ultra Mobile PCs): UMPC are handheld gadgets which usually come in screen size of 5 to 7 inches.

2. Netbooks: Netbooks are available in screen size of 7 to 12 inches; Netbooks are usually single core devices.

3. Ultraportable: Ultraportable features display from 9 to 12 inches.

4. Thin and Light laptops: Thin and light laptops usually features 13 inches display.

5. Mid size laptops: Mid size laptops offers display from 14 to 16 inches, equipped with dual core CPU and also features inner optical drive.

6. Desktop replacement laptops: Desktop replacement laptops usually feature display of 17 inches.

It is hard to decide which is best, tablet or laptop because both cater the needs of different market. Hence we can say that one should choose among laptop or tablet according to the purpose of use.

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