Table of contents:
- Limited Power
- High price
- We cannot give it the same use as a computer
- Your components cannot be updated
- Smartphones are displacing tablets
2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
A very short time ago we gave you 5 reasons why you should get a tablet, but today we give you exactly the opposite: 5 reasons not to buy a tablet With the arrival of Christmas, many people have started buying one of these devices, although there are some compelling reasons why you shouldn't do it, if you're considering it.
Tablets are born as a hybrid between a laptop and a smartphone, since they usually have an intermediate power between both and a design similar to a laptop but without a keyboard, closer to a large smartphoneHowever, while this may seem like a strong point, it is not always. Let's see why.
Compared to a laptop, a tablet is underpowered, or at least that's the case with cheaper models. If we want a tablet with more power we will have to resort to some high-performance brands or models, with the consequent expense, but the latter is not interesting at all, right? no?
There are many options to buy a tablet, but the least powerful ones will not allow us to play the latest games with the best graphics or smoothly display high-resolution videos, or run applications that require a certain "hardware freshness".
The more power and better features, the more the price of the device shoots up. High-end tablets have a price very similar to that of a laptop, so we may get carried away by a cheaper model that in the end does not comply our demands, feeling disappointed with the final product.
So, if the price between a powerful tablet and a laptop is close, why not buy a laptop outright? Until not long ago, laptops were heavy and their autonomy was not enough for a hard day away from home, but today things have changed and we can find some light ultrabooks and great Autonomy at a very interesting price
We cannot give it the same use as a computer
Although tablets have evolved enormously and include numerous expansion ports, which allow you to connect all kinds of devices, they are still not a computer. It is not comfortable to play games for long hours on one of these devices and it is not comfortable to work for long hours on one, since for this we would need what a laptop or desktop offers us.
Write for hours on a tablet? Play in it? If you have ever tried it, it is totally inadvisable. There are more and more hybrids between a tablet and a computer, which improve this point, since they usually include a keyboard with a removable trackpad, but that increases the price, the weight and decreases battery life in most cases.
Your components cannot be updated
Another negative point of tablets is that we cannot update their components. A desktop computer is easily upgradeable simply by purchasing a few hardware components, just like a laptop, which usually allows for certain "modifications", although this is not the case with a tablet.
When one of these devices becomes obsolete, it is parked or discarded, with the consequent economic loss that this entails. We can give an old computer a second use, but… an old tablet? In 99% of cases it will be completely unusable, without updates and most applications will stop working. Moore's Law does not give a break.
Smartphones are displacing tablets
It may seem silly, but the truth is that more and more buyers are opting for large smartphones. The 5.5" or 6" no longer seem as big as before and allow a perfect fusion between a mobile and a tablet. This has made many consumers, who bought one of these large devices to surf the Internet or check "4 things in the mail", prefer spend more on a smartphone than on a tablet
In addition, the data rates on smartphones allow a practically permanent Internet connection, something that we cannot have in most tablets, unless we unwrap another good handful of euros.
Everyone must buy what they want according to their needs, but what is clear is that there will be those who prefer a smartphone, a tablet or a computer, both portable and desktop. Personally, I prefer a large smartphone and a laptop.
What do you think of these 5 reasons not to buy a tablet?