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8 Reasons why you need a Tablet Computer

Updated on May 10, 2014


Tablet computers are the in thing for every working person. They have effectively filled the space where desktops and laptops have become too bulky to fit. The ease with which we accomplish tasks with tablets makes them a worthy companion to carry around.

Despite prohibitive costs when they first showed up in many computer shops, many pocket friendly models have been launched spoiling buyers for choice. The future is full of promise. New tablets are arriving with attractive trendy features that appeal to users more and more, against the numerous disadvantages of carrying bulky laptops. In the home or office, preference for the tablet towers far above other personal computers. Most tablets are getting smaller by the day with powerful functionality, speed and ease of operation.

Tablets are finding ready markets among teenagers, students, academicians, workers, TV and news anchorage staff, house wives and globe-trotting business people.

What a good tablet must have

There are concerted efforts to produce better tablets. Prominent manufacturers of tablets include Apple, Samsung, Google, Motorola and many others. A reasonably good tablet PC is expected to have the following basic specifications:

Tablet Specifications

Operating system
Android or IOS
Internal Storage
External storage
Micro SD expandable to 32GB or more
7 inches
3G, wifi 802.11b/g/n
Screen type
capacitive multi touch
Video support
Audio support
most formats
EBook reader
TXT, LRC, PDF, FB2word, Excel
reasonably acceptable resolution (5mp) front and rear
3700mha, 7hr WEB, 6 hrs. Games, 19 hrs. Music, 55hr standby. Talk time 12 hrs
350 grams
varies by manufacturer
NB: General minimal specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus


8 Reasons for buying a Tablet PC


Tablets tend to be lighter compared to the 3 kilograms found in laptops. This makes tablets more portable among both men and women for those who care much about weight. at 350 grams, the modern tablet is light and highly portable compared to earlier ones. Apart from being light, the gadget is also very thin, thereby reducing a lot of unnecessary weight. People don't like carrying extra burdens while trudging to and from work. More and more laptops are being left at home unlike previously.


It is very easy to write notes during meetings when using a tablet compared to a laptop or even a smart phone. This is due to their ability to accommodate the drawing of diagrams or sketches. Touch screen functionality in tablets is easy, efficient and versatile. Laptops rarely offer such functions unless they come with touchscreen functionality too, which makes the machine expensive.

Screen size

The size of the screen enables readers to read eBooks with ease while sitting in any position. It offers clarity under many circumstances where laptops cannot compete. The gadgets suit students, businessmen and women, news casters, actors and many others.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - It is time for a better tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1



A user is able to not only make calls, but also connect to the internet via 3G or Wifi. Bluetooth connectivity is showing up in many tablets. One can also connect to other gadgets via a mini USB port when transferring documents.


Young user love tablet pcs for the entertainment they get through playing games, music, movies and videos while on the move. Parents and workers love them too for their own amusement like playing music etc


Tablets are full of applications that enable users to do virtually all functions they find in their laptops excluding very few. Manufacturers ensure markets for various applications are within reach through cloud computing.

Motorola Xoom
Motorola Xoom | Source

Battery life

Nothing frustrates more than when you lose power in a gadget you are busily working on. A tablet’s battery tends to keep charge for longer hours compared to laptops. This is convenient when you are away from a power source and have to continue working on your projects. It is important to establish how the battery works as shown in the specifications above prior to purchasing a tablet pc.


The cost of a tablet is what attracts a buyer to the gadget most. Many tablets are gradually decreasing in cost thereby making them more affordable among users who may be either workers or students. The tab is currently offering more at a lower price. Thanks to continued development in technology by various producers.

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  • Anjili profile image

    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Well, If Apple's iPad is beyond reach, other manufacturers like Samsung have come up with less dearer but equally good products like the Galaxy Tab that are worth trying.

  • teamrn profile image

    teamrn 4 years ago from Chicago

    Anji; a tablet PC over and iPad? Or just a generic table? Then again, this is assuming the Publishers Clearing House chooses to come to my door!

  • Anjili profile image

    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks teamrn for finding time to peruse through the article.

    You never know, you might love the experience on first try. Take care

  • teamrn profile image

    teamrn 4 years ago from Chicago

    It's good information, but I don't have an extra $150 lying around. So, I'll stick with the capabilities of my iPhone and my laptop, both of which meet the need.

  • Anjili profile image

    Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

    Thanks justmesuzanne for your encouraging remarks and the vote. I'm glad you found something useful here.

  • justmesuzanne profile image

    justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

    Thanks for this good information. I have been considering this option recently, and this is very helpful. Voted up and interesting! :)