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Should i get a tablet or computer?

My birthday is coming up and i either want like an android tablet or a computer. So which one do you prefer and which one works better? And will you also tell me like the ups and downs of each one and why you prefer it? Thanks

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    Social
    Posted 2 years ago

    you dont do this,you just follow me on this link and see
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      ?
      Posted 2 years ago

      Depending on how often you may use or when you made need to use one of the two depends on whether you should get a laptop or computer.

      Laptop- Always on the internet, looking for wfi, buisnness/job purposes etc.
      Computer- Occasionaly on the internet, seraching for wifi only if needed, call or text alot etc.

        dekkerman2002
        Posted 2 years ago

        Hi Kolbi, I went through the same thinking you are doing. I ended up getting an iPad 3 instead of a new desktop computer. I love the iPad, but my habits of sitting at the computer to use the internet is just so normal to me. I thought I would use the iPad more once I got it. Unfortunately, as cool as it is, I am sitting at the computer on my 4 year old desktop computer typing this. So my answer to you is this, what do you normally do, what are your habits? If you are like me and have spent most of your life sitting at a desk using the computer, that habit is going to be hard to break. There is just something about the bigger screen vs. the smaller pad screen that draws me to use the computer when I want to be on the internet vs. using the iPad. I don’t think you can choose wrong, but if I had to do it all over again, I probably would have bought a new desktop instead of the iPad as I am still using the desktop computer more than I am using my new iPad.

          MinMax
          Posted 2 years ago

          A computer is more worth it. There are plenty of gerat laptops out there, for cheap prices. Just don’t get a macbook. They’re a waste of money. You could buy 2 PC’s for the price of 1 mac. Tablets are good too, but obviously they can’t do as much as computers can.

            naruto uzimakie
            Posted 2 years ago

            A laptop would could do more, tablet might be cheaper . It depends on what you what to do . but i would recommend a laptop that will be better for games , writing things , watching movies and every thing. you will have more options for getting content on a laptop is what i am trying to say. you can get some cheep laptops to like 200-300.

              Johnathan
              Posted 2 years ago

              Well there’s 4 choices in the type of computer you can buy.

              Desktop:
              PROS
              More bang for your buck. The system will have faster components and a larger hard drive for the same price as anything else.
              Highly upgradeable
              Able to install all programs
              CONS
              Large and bulky. Can’t really travel with it. Little to no mobility.
              Will also need a monitor and possibly speakers.

              Laptop
              PROS
              Mobile
              Still capable of having faster components, although not as fast as a desktop for the same price.
              Can still be fast enough to play high end games, although typically not as well as a desktop
              Mobile device with a full keyboard (17 in” typically has a numb pad too)
              CONS
              Can be large for a mobile device.
              Not as great a price for the hardware as a desktop.

              Netbook: These have started going away, but they’re still around
              PROS
              Very small and mobile
              Physical Keyboard
              Very inexpensive (I’ve seen them as cheap as $100)
              CONS
              Dumbed down OS. You can pay an Additional ~$60 to get Win 7 Basic.
              Components are low speed. Usually only 1GB of RAM and a small CPU, but with the dumbed down OS it makes it hard to notice.

              Tablet
              PROS
              Sleek and sexy
              The new “in” thing
              Touch Screen
              Very mobile
              CONS
              Absolutely no physical upgrades possible.
              More expensive to repair than any other option
              Cannot run mainstream software (However there are tons of apps available
              No physical keyboard (It doesn’t matter how good you are at touch Screen typing, it will always be slower than a real keyboard)

              In the end it depends on what you’re using it for. If you want a gaming machine, go with a full desktop. Want it for school? A laptop or netbook is probably the best bet. Need an all purpose mobile device, go with a tablet.

                Jack
                Posted 2 years ago

                What do you plan on doing? And when you say, “computer” do you mean laptop or desktop?

                TABLET:

                PROS: Small, convenient, very portable, touch screen, great for digital books and surfing the web.
                CONS: Less powerful than a typical laptop, less memory, less storage, exposed screen leaves it more susceptible to damage, smaller screen, not ideal for serious gaming, very limited upgrade possibilities, uses a battery.

                LAPTOP:

                PROS: Keyboard, more powerful than a tablet, more memory, more storage, portable, great for suffering the web, doing office work, writing, somewhat convenient.
                CONS: Less powerful than a desktop, not ideal for serious gaming, creates a lot of heat, uses a battery, tend to be expensive, small screen, less upgrade possibilities.

                DESKTOP:

                PROS: Powerful, doesn’t need a battery, very upgradable, lots of memory, storage, cheaper (relative to power vs price), great for gaming and just about anything else.
                CONS: Not portable, not convenient

              7 comments on “Should i get a tablet or computer?

              1. Social on said:

                you dont do this,you just follow me on this link and see
                http://socialmediaforbusines.blogspot.com/

              2. Depending on how often you may use or when you made need to use one of the two depends on whether you should get a laptop or computer.

                Laptop- Always on the internet, looking for wfi, buisnness/job purposes etc.
                Computer- Occasionaly on the internet, seraching for wifi only if needed, call or text alot etc.

              3. dekkerman2002 on said:

                Hi Kolbi, I went through the same thinking you are doing. I ended up getting an iPad 3 instead of a new desktop computer. I love the iPad, but my habits of sitting at the computer to use the internet is just so normal to me. I thought I would use the iPad more once I got it. Unfortunately, as cool as it is, I am sitting at the computer on my 4 year old desktop computer typing this. So my answer to you is this, what do you normally do, what are your habits? If you are like me and have spent most of your life sitting at a desk using the computer, that habit is going to be hard to break. There is just something about the bigger screen vs. the smaller pad screen that draws me to use the computer when I want to be on the internet vs. using the iPad. I don’t think you can choose wrong, but if I had to do it all over again, I probably would have bought a new desktop instead of the iPad as I am still using the desktop computer more than I am using my new iPad.

              4. MinMax on said:

                A computer is more worth it. There are plenty of gerat laptops out there, for cheap prices. Just don’t get a macbook. They’re a waste of money. You could buy 2 PC’s for the price of 1 mac. Tablets are good too, but obviously they can’t do as much as computers can.

              5. naruto uzimakie on said:

                A laptop would could do more, tablet might be cheaper . It depends on what you what to do . but i would recommend a laptop that will be better for games , writing things , watching movies and every thing. you will have more options for getting content on a laptop is what i am trying to say. you can get some cheep laptops to like 200-300.

              6. Johnathan on said:

                Well there’s 4 choices in the type of computer you can buy.

                Desktop:
                PROS
                More bang for your buck. The system will have faster components and a larger hard drive for the same price as anything else.
                Highly upgradeable
                Able to install all programs
                CONS
                Large and bulky. Can’t really travel with it. Little to no mobility.
                Will also need a monitor and possibly speakers.

                Laptop
                PROS
                Mobile
                Still capable of having faster components, although not as fast as a desktop for the same price.
                Can still be fast enough to play high end games, although typically not as well as a desktop
                Mobile device with a full keyboard (17 in” typically has a numb pad too)
                CONS
                Can be large for a mobile device.
                Not as great a price for the hardware as a desktop.

                Netbook: These have started going away, but they’re still around
                PROS
                Very small and mobile
                Physical Keyboard
                Very inexpensive (I’ve seen them as cheap as $100)
                CONS
                Dumbed down OS. You can pay an Additional ~$60 to get Win 7 Basic.
                Components are low speed. Usually only 1GB of RAM and a small CPU, but with the dumbed down OS it makes it hard to notice.

                Tablet
                PROS
                Sleek and sexy
                The new “in” thing
                Touch Screen
                Very mobile
                CONS
                Absolutely no physical upgrades possible.
                More expensive to repair than any other option
                Cannot run mainstream software (However there are tons of apps available
                No physical keyboard (It doesn’t matter how good you are at touch Screen typing, it will always be slower than a real keyboard)

                In the end it depends on what you’re using it for. If you want a gaming machine, go with a full desktop. Want it for school? A laptop or netbook is probably the best bet. Need an all purpose mobile device, go with a tablet.

              7. Jack on said:

                What do you plan on doing? And when you say, “computer” do you mean laptop or desktop?

                TABLET:

                PROS: Small, convenient, very portable, touch screen, great for digital books and surfing the web.
                CONS: Less powerful than a typical laptop, less memory, less storage, exposed screen leaves it more susceptible to damage, smaller screen, not ideal for serious gaming, very limited upgrade possibilities, uses a battery.

                LAPTOP:

                PROS: Keyboard, more powerful than a tablet, more memory, more storage, portable, great for suffering the web, doing office work, writing, somewhat convenient.
                CONS: Less powerful than a desktop, not ideal for serious gaming, creates a lot of heat, uses a battery, tend to be expensive, small screen, less upgrade possibilities.

                DESKTOP:

                PROS: Powerful, doesn’t need a battery, very upgradable, lots of memory, storage, cheaper (relative to power vs price), great for gaming and just about anything else.
                CONS: Not portable, not convenient

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