Reasons to Get a Tablet as a Primary ComputerAm I the only one who knows that tablets will inevitably replace laptops. Many years ago, the topic on the internet was "Desktops are not dying." Now, it is "Laptops are not dying." This is a sign that desktops are dead, and the masses do not want to admit to it. Inevitably, tablets will replace laptops. I am typing this on a tablet. Oh, no! How is that possible? You'll thank me for the warning later. Some of this is very technical
I don't care about portability, heck my laptop probably hasn't moved an inch since like 2 months ago.
Nowadays portability is on the top
Smaller, lighter, and have GPRS/EDGE/3G/HSDPA/LTE available.
Laptops are generally 1920x1080(HD). Rarely, they are 3840x2160(4K). But if the exact resolution isn't stated, it is extremely low. Tablets are generally around 2048x1536. This is a better PPI.
ARM has improved. It stands for Advanced RISC Machine. RISC means Reduced Instruction Set Computing. This means that if x86 and ARM are at the same clock speed, ARM will perform better. 1GHz will function more like 1.6GHz. Then, there are high clock speeds (GHz) and many cores.
Good battery life in laptops comes only to extremely expensive ultrabooks. Still, you get only about 10 hours of normal use when it is brand new. My 3 year old, super cheap, badly maintained tablet can give 8 hours of intense gaming, which is 16 hours of normal use.
Desktops can get dented, and the motherboard can snap, from drops (if it ever goes anywhere). Laptops get dropped, but aren't very good with it. The hinges can break, the cheap frame can twist/break, ports can get smashed, body panels and trim can break, and the hard drive can experience a head crash. The unibody ultrabooks can get broken hinges, smashed ports, and dents. Tablets can get minor scratches and maybe a cracked screen. Here is my rating:
Desktops: A drop can destroy it beyond repair.
Laptops: A drop can cause data loss and difficult to repair damage.
Ultrabooks: A drop can make it useless. Due to the nature of unibody, these cannot be fixed
Tablets: A drop can cause minor to medium damage, if any at all. The damage, unless it is dropped off a building, is easy to repair.
Wired mice have an annoying wire. Wireless mice are unreliable. Both types are extremely ugly. Trackpads are difficult to use. The tablets use a touchscreen, which makes sense.
So your processing power (which is already more than you expected) goes very far.
Sure, having more RAM is a plus for laptops (sad to admit), but all that RAM won't help if you have junk processes and memory leaks. With the amazing memory management, the same RAM is more useful.
On a desktop: No sensors
Laptops/Ultrabooks: Touch, light, acceleration, sound
Low end tablet: Touch, sound, light, magnetism, acceleration, motion, orientation