Tablets-The death of the Midrange laptop
With tablets moving forward by light years every other week, us humanoids are left with a choice when we ahve around £500 to spend on electronic pleasure with the net book all but disposed of the midrange laptop is the next target of the Tablet Army. Basically £500 could buy you an iPad 2, a Asus EeePad Transformer with Dock, or and Acer Iconia Tab. All worthy tablets, but £500 laptops include midrange Dells or HPs with little or no faults and compatibility with the latest and greatest programs and a little more powerful ( at the moment), however the latest news coming out of the ARM mobile world is 2.5Ghz Quad Core processors in phones and tablets by the end of the year. Clearly the tablet world is advancing much faster than the midrange laptop world, with intel getting frazzled by its greatest mobile partner giving up on its mobile capabilities and making the switch to an ARM Qualcomm Chip. To be fair Nokia is not that big is it, only the biggest mobile manufacturer in the world. Until the release of Windows 8 this laptop mulching power is exclusive to the Tablet generation. While these processors are much cheaper to make, they are just a s powerful and much more efficient.
The progressing world of tablet operating systems, offers games to users which on a laptop would have been impossible with much more interactive features and talk about solid state memory tablets have had its since day one.
So what are the downsides to this tablet friendly world? Tablet software is much less advanced than the norm with much less options, but this is getting improved constantly. And of course while onscreen keyboards are practical to save wait and are much much cooler, the standard keyboard is much faster to type on but tablets such as the transformer have this covered.
So are tablets the better option? For the average web surfer, gamer and emailer yes, but for the more advanced users hang on to your laptops for teh enxt couple of years but don’t be surprised if in the next couple of years the aging laptop reaches its ultimatum. Mind you in 2013 the world would have ended so what’s the point 😉