This article will compare the three most popular types of computers out there. The desktop, laptop, and tablet. Which one will work best for your needs? Are you going to be using your computer to mostly check social media? Are you going to be using it for creative purposes? Are you going to be developing software? Keep those questions in mind, because they will be helpful in making your decision, along with your preferences for weight, portability, performance, as well as the price.
Tablets can provide a smooth touch screen experience and offer great portability, but they’re not nearly as powerful as laptops or desktops when it comes to multitasking and crunching data. The thinner and lighter the tablet, the fewer features it will offer. Tablets are better for consuming content, such as videos or music, but not so good at creating content. Certain tablets can connect to external keyboards or mice, but they’re usually clunky and awkward to deal with. You’ll also be limited on screen size (typically 7 or 10 inches), connectivity options, memory space, etc. Tablets are great for those who need access to the internet, but may not necessarily need a full workspace to get a lot of things done at once. Some tablets are geared more in this direction, so if you want portability and computing power, it can be good to look into tablets that are great for both.
Laptops bring computer technology to life with the most powerful and versatile hardware. Modern Laptops are known for having long battery lives and being more portable. They’re a great way to take your existing files along on the road or even use a laptop as your only computer. Laptops are equipped with enough performance to do virtually anything you need, especially if that’s doing several things at once. The best part about laptops is that they come with varying ranges of specifications. If you need a faster processor, you can find a laptop that has one. If you want better graphics, you can also find a laptop that has an advanced graphics card. They’re more expensive than a tablet, making it wise to consider all the features of a laptop. The best part is that you pay a little more money in most cases for a lot more features and computing power, which many people find worth it. Laptops are better for creating content but not so great for consuming content. That is another thing to think about.
With the high upfront cost of a desktop, you will not likely purchase a new computer every year. A desktop computer will typically have enough performance to do everything you need, and it’s relatively hard to damage since there is no mobility to worry about. Of course, certain things will be harder to do on a desktop. For example, moving around a large and bulky monitor, keyboard, and mouse is not very easy. A desktop computer can also offer more display options and more power. They are also fully customizable inside and out, which is alluring for many computer users. You can customize just about anything on your desktop for your needs and desires when it comes to your computer usage. Some people also prefer that desktops are compatible with monitors that they can select in any size. You can also have multiple monitors for increased efficiency while working. One thing to consider before purchasing a desktop is will you need to take your computer anywhere and also do you have the space at home for it? Will you want to purchase a desk to house your new desktop and its accessories. These are all questions to ask before making any purchases of new devices.
All three types of computers are great options for different scenarios. The tablet or laptop will be your best option if you’re looking for portability. If you need power and performance, a laptop or desktop computer is likely the best choice. If your trying to be more creative and want a touch screen interface for drawing or other projects, a tablet or touch screen laptop may be the device for you. If you are coding and developing games or software, or really any form of work that may need more computing power to allow you to efficiently do multiple tasks at once, a laptop or a desktop with a fast processor would be your best bet.
So what’s best for you? You may have various needs that can only be met by one of the three types. It just depends on your preferred usage and how easily you can get along with each.