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Tablets vs Laptops

By on January 18, 2012

Tablets vs Laptops: Which One is Right for You?

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Tablets vs Laptops

Have you ever wondered which one comes out on top in the battle of tablets vs. laptops?

When it comes to computers in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, Ellicott City, and many other cities throughout Maryland, users want mobility from their machines, but technology has progressed to the point where laptops aren't the only choice in the marketplace anymore.

But just what are tablet computers and what can they do?

More importantly, are they better for your needs than laptops are?

If you're interested in learning about tablets vs. laptops and what these kinds of machines can do for you, then keep reading this page.

Do you already know what you need and want to get started right away?

Then pick up your phone and call us at 410-579-4508.

You can also contact us by clicking here and one of our representatives will be in touch


Notebooks, Netbooks, and Tablets: An Explanation

Now, more than ever, you have a wide range of options when it comes to the computers that you can use to get work done.

Desktops are still going strong and growing more powerful every year, but for the people who need to take their computers with them, as the machines become more crucial to getting work and school assignments done, portability is the name of the game.

And with that in mind, let's take a look at just what you have to choose from


  • Laptops

For a long time, laptop computers have been the go-to when it comes to mobile computers.

Because they offer durability as well as the kind of hardware that lets you do just as much work as you would do on your desktop, they're perfect for extended business trips or students who are going to be moving away from home for college.


  • Netbooks

These machines are like laptops, but smaller. With these, you give up power and some productivity capabilities for a smaller, lighter machine that makes a great companion to your desktop.

Their design allows for simple tasks like email access and internet surfing on the go.


  • Tablets

Tablet computers are all about content consumption.

If you want a machine that will allow you do things like download and read e-books, enjoy movies, and listen to music in addition to providing web surfing and email, then a tablet might be right for you.

Thanks to a comparatively low cost, several different computer manufacturers are bringing their own versions of tablet computers to the market, so you have as much variety as you would with laptops.


Choosing the Right Machine for You

When it comes to making a decision concerning tablets vs. laptops, it all comes down to what you need out of a computer. So have a look at some key areas and that will help you decide which type of machine will best fit your needs.


  • Upgradability

It's no secret that computer technology moves fast. Because of that, some people will want to be able to upgrade their machines with time in order to keep up.

In that respect, laptops offer expandability that allows you to do things like add more RAM for increased speed, or a bigger hard drive to increase the amount of available storage space.

That versatility can prove useful with time, so think about whether or not that’s something you're looking for in a computer before you buy.


  • Functionality

In the debate of laptops vs. tablets, it often comes down to the machine's functionality for many users.

While a laptop will typical run a Windows operating system and an Apple computer will typically run some version of the OS X operating system, many tablets on the market run the "Android" operating system, which has many of its own unique programs and applications.

Knowing that, your question of what's better when it comes to tablets vs. laptops should come down to the programs that you'll need to use once you have a machine.


  • Portability

This is one of the main reasons many people look to purchase one of these machines, but what are the specific differences between the two types?

When you factor weight into the argument of tablets vs. laptops, tablets are much lighter by comparison, with many offerings not exceeding 2 lbs in weight.

This makes them easier to store in bags for transport, retrieve in small spaces such as the inside of a car, and put away when not in use. How portable you need your machine to be may come down to how much you travel and how long your trips are on average.


So What Will You Choose?

Knowing now what the differences between the two are, what will you pick?

Regardless, we here at DSR Inc can help!

We know how tough answering the question of tablets vs. laptops can be, which is why we offer you a wide range of products to fit your computer related needs.

No matter what your preference is, we can provide you with whatever you need so that you have a state-of-the-art, portable computer that you can take with you wherever you go.

With the importance that your computers serve in areas like work and school, you need a machine that will be able to keep up, and we here at DSR have you covered.


Contact Us Today and Get Started

If you have any questions, whether it's about a laptop's screen size, or a tablet's Wi-Fi capabilities, we're here to help.

Call us today at (410) 579-4508 or click here to contact us online and one of our representatives will be happy to help.

Our services are available in Baltimore, Columbia, Annapolis, and other cities across the state of Maryland, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us today.




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About the Author

Dan Hogan is the President and CEO of DSR, Inc. Since joining the DSR team in 2000, Dan has helped to distinguish DSR as a unique option for purchasing and supporting computer technology equipment in Maryland and the surrounding midatlantic region. He is passionate about making exceptional quality equipment available at affordable prices.