It seems everywhere we go now we find someone with a tablet in their hand. One report claimed the sales of PC’s dropped in 2016 with a further decrease in 2017 and the Apple IPad continues to release strong sales figures every year. This has led me to question if people are abandoning their PC for a tablet? Is the tablet a better device and will we see PC’s phasing out? Or are there too many limitations to a tablet when used on a daily basis?
Below is our comparison of the two devices and which we think is better:
We have seen both PC’s and tablets technology improve considerably over the past few years but has the tablets overall power caught up with the traditional computer? Computers have “powerful computing processors with the necessary power to cool high-end processors”, and currently “tablets are much more compact and cannot offer the same amount of processing power as a high-end computer”. We think the winner of the category is the PC.
When deciding on a PC or tablet one of the main things everyone will consider is the storage, we need to know our device can hold all of our files, music and pictures. “Computer hard drives can be over one terabyte (TB). Even the most basic computer comes with a 250 gigabyte (GB) hard drive, which for many is more than enough storage for most users”. Tablets don’t seem to have caught up just yet and “come with built-in storage ranging from 8 GB to 128 GB. In some cases, an expansion slot may be available for adding additional storage”. Again it seems the traditional computer has won this category.
3. Battery Life
Everyone hates it when they are in the middle of something super important and suddenly the computer/tablet just dies on us. Currently “the battery life even for the most efficient laptop is still not close to the battery life of a tablet”. Tablets have a “much smaller screen and has fewer components than a laptop computer, which makes for a longer battery life”. Winner of this category is definitely the tablet!
4. Operating systems
When choosing between these two devices ultimately we want the one with the best operating system. We want a device that is easy to use and understand. “Desktop and laptop computers come with fully featured operating system due to having the computing power and memory requirements. These operating systems support more than any tablet operating system”. Tablets on the other hand are “a more slimmed down operating system because of the limited computing power and memory”. Winner of this category is the PC.
After comparing the two I think the PC is the overall winner for business use although there are many more benefits to the tablet, such as size and portability, which we haven’t touched on. If you need any advice on what PC or tablet is best for you or your company contact our team on 020 3141 8833.