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
It would be cool for playing music and can be easily recharged.
Nowadays, portability is at the top.
Laptops generally have a resolution of 1920x1080 (HD). Rarely, they have a resolution of 3840x2160 (4K). But if the exact resolution isn't stated, it is extremely low. Tablets generally have a resolution around 2048x1536, which offers better PPI.
ARM has improved. It stands for Advanced RISC Machine, where RISC means Reduced Instruction Set Computing. This means that if x86 and ARM operate at the same clock speed, ARM will perform better. A clock speed of 1GHz on ARM will function more like 1.6GHz. Additionally, there are high clock speeds (GHz) and multiple cores.
Good battery life in laptops is generally limited to extremely expensive ultrabooks. Even then, you get only about 10 hours of normal use when it's brand new. My 3-year-old, super-cheap, poorly-maintained tablet can provide 8 hours of intense gaming, which equates to 16 hours of normal use.
Desktops can get dented, and the motherboard can snap from drops (if they ever go anywhere). Laptops can be dropped, but they don't handle it well. The hinges can break, the cheap frame can twist or break, ports can get smashed, body panels and trim can break, and the hard drive can experience a head crash. Unibody ultrabooks can suffer from broken hinges, smashed ports, and dents. Tablets may get minor scratches and possibly a cracked screen. Here is my rating:
Desktops: A drop can destroy them beyond repair.
Laptops: A drop can lead to data loss and damage that is difficult to repair.
Ultrabooks: A drop can render them useless. Due to the nature of the unibody, these cannot be fixed.
Tablets: A drop can cause minor to medium damage, if any at all. The damage, unless the device is dropped off a building, is easy to repair.
Wired mice come with an annoying wire, while wireless mice are unreliable. Both types are extremely ugly. Trackpads are difficult to use. Tablets use a touchscreen, which makes sense.
So, your processing power (which is already more than you expected) goes a long way.
Sure, having more RAM is a plus for laptops (sad to admit), but all that RAM won't help if you're plagued with junk processes and memory leaks. With amazing memory management, the same amount of 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.