Tablet vs Laptop – Which makes the better device?

The competition between the convenience of using tablet products and the versatility of laptop computers.

Currently on the market, there are many different kinds of tablets at various prices for users to choose from. Tablets will inevitably take the place of laptop computers in the near future. However, tablet devices can not replace the laptops. So what makes the better device for the everyday activities? This article will give you a comprehensive look at this issue.


A pro of using a laptop is its portability, you can use the full functionality of a desktop computer while sprawled on the sofa or in bed.

Logitech Lapdesk Photo

Most users feel laptop keyboard is easier to use than the touch pad, you can type quicker and more accurate. The average screen size of a laptop is around 13 inches, which is larger than the 10-inch tablet. When using your laptop, you will not have to worry too much about accidentally scratch or damage the screen because replacement is not a too difficult issue.

However, a minus point for the laptop is that it’s quite heavy and bulky compared to the tablet. Some manufacturers overcome this disadvantage by reducing the size and weight of their laptop, but that means the cut in decent features needed.


Tablet is more portable than a laptop. They are small, lightweight and flat so users can comfortably hold and interact with them. Tablet is very handy for people who work in highly creative because you can draw or write directly on the screen by hand or pen at any time.

However, they are fragile. Along with that is the limited in functionality when comparing to the laptop. Another minus point is that tablet computers do not have CD drives, USB flash drive in addition to the limited memory. Many websites still do not have an optimized version for mobile devices so accessing the Internet is sometimes limited when using this device.

Laptop + Tablet?

Ultrabook or hybrid tablet is the perfect solution for this problem. With separate accessories such as keyboard or mouse, tablet devices become the perfect choice for those who want to replace the laptop.

HP Envy X2

HP Envy X2

Currently, there are many measurements that manufacturers made to neutralize the weaknesses and strengths of the two types of devices. For example, the introduction of the ASUS Transformer Book with the screen can be taken off so that you can use it as a laptop or a tablet. Another solution is to equip the tablet with a wireless keyboard and mouse for user “allergic” to the touch keyboard.

To conclude

In the race between the laptop and tablet, no one is the winner. Honestly, no one can answer the question which makes the better device rather than the users and their intended use.

If you need highly mobility, select a tablet. Also if the job requires full PC features, then laptop is the top choice.