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Advantages and Disadvantages of Tablets

Advantages and Disadvantages of Tablets

Introduction to Tablet

A tablet computer, also known as a portable computer, is a small, portable personal computer that uses a touch screen as its basic input device. It has a touchscreen that allows users to work with a stylus or digital pen instead of a traditional keyboard or mouse. Users can achieve input through built-in handwriting recognition, an on-screen soft keyboard, voice recognition, or a real keyboard.

The difference between a tablet and a laptop


Laptop using non-touch operation, occasionally using a touch screen, the structure is more complex than the tablet computer, can provide more interfaces, can support more peripheral devices
Most of the tablet computer using touch operation, there are some products using a detachable keyboard or slide out the keyboard, the structure is very compact and simple.


Tablet PCs do not weigh more than 1 kg, 10-inch tablet PCs between 600 grams and 900 grams.
Laptop are seldom less than 1 kg, even netbooks, but also basically in the vicinity of a kilogram.


Tablet PC normal 7 to 10-inch screen, the overall volume is slightly larger than the LCD, the thickness is not higher than 15mm, the second generation of first-generation brands of tablet PC products, most of the thickness of control within 1cm.
Laptop thickness is basically around 20mm, ultra-thin notebooks are also more than 15mm, netbooks also use 10-inch LCD screen, ordinary notebooks to 14-inch notebooks the largest number.

4, input

Tablet PC most of the command through the finger to input, microphone and gravity sensing is used to assist special operation input.
Laptop most of the input is through the keyboard and mouse, as well as the touchpad to realize, occasionally also with the help of microphone or the rest of the peripheral devices.

5, the use of the environment and functionality

Tablet PCs are smaller, lighter, simpler, and can be used almost anywhere, favoring entertainment, and are normally used for viewing web pages, watching videos, reading books, and playing games.
Laptop, on the other hand, needs a place to be placed before use, is an all-round device, in addition to a small number of gravity-sensing games, basically can be carried out on the laptop.

6. Content Application

Tablet PCs are used to consume content, and notebooks can be used to create content, can also be used to consume content.
Laptop have more advantages, but from the perspective of future development trends, consumption of content will account for the vast majority of a small number of people to create content is more in the work of the use of notebooks.

Pros and Cons of Tablet

Advantages of Tablet

Appearance: Tablet have what looks like a separate LCD display, just a little thicker than the average display, on which the necessary hardware devices such as hard disk are configured.

Convenience: Portable and mobile, it is small and light like a laptop and can be shifted where it is used at any time, giving it mobile flexibility over a desktop.

Input: digital ink and handwriting recognition input function, as well as powerful pen input recognition, voice recognition, gesture recognition capabilities, and mobility. Expanding the use of PCs, using a dedicated "pen" to operate on a computer makes it as easy as using paper and pen. It also supports keyboard and mouse, and can be operated like a regular PC.

Operating System: The unique Table Windows XP operating system not only has the functions of ordinary Windows XP, ordinary XP-compatible applications can be run on the Tablet, adding handwriting input, expanding the functions of XP.

Note-taking: Digital notes can be taken at any time, creating your own text, diagrams and pictures. It also integrates electronic "inking" to use ink in core Office XP applications, leaving your own handwriting in Office documents.

Management: Easy to deploy and manage, Windows XP Tablet Edition includes the advanced deployment and policy features of Windows XP Professional, greatly simplifying the deployment and management of Tablet in enterprise environments.

Mobility: Today, mobility is the focus of many current customer concerns. Obviously, Tablet are much more mobile than laptops, and they can be easily slipped into a bag by the user, making them very lightweight. At the same time, tablets are thinner than laptops and have a higher overall popularity than laptops, making them very easy to carry.

Security: Windows 8 may be the most secure desktop operating system ever released by Microsoft, but its overall security is still not comparable to iOS and Android. As of now, hackers have not been able to make strong attacks against mobile operating systems.

Disadvantages of tablets

Because of the space required for the screen swivel, tablets do not have the same "performance-to-volume" and "performance-to-weight" ratios as traditional laptops.

Tablets are not as powerful as laptops, so a pure tablet cannot replace a traditional laptop and can make it more difficult for users (beginners and experts) to use the computer.

Programming languages are not conducive to handwriting recognition. Also, when entering text using a QWERT keyboard layout, it is necessary to memorize the distribution of letters in the keyboard layout.

Batteries are fragile. The battery of a tablet is a fragile part and how to take care of it becomes a major headache for many users.

Typing. Handwriting input is too slow compared to typing speeds of up to 30 to 60 words per minute.

Using a tablet requires long periods of time with the head down (when not equipped with a dedicated stand), causing damage to the user's cervical spine, such as neck pain and stiffness.

Classification of Tablet

Dual Touch

Definition of Dual Touch Tablet Dual Touch Tablet is a tablet that supports both capacitive finger touch and electromagnetic pen touch. Simply put, IPAD only supports capacitive finger touch, but does not support electromagnetic pen touch, can not realize the original handwriting input, so the business performance is relatively insufficient. Electromagnetic pen touch is mainly to solve the original handwriting.

Slider type

The advantage of the slider tablet is that it comes with a full keyboard, and at the same time, it saves volume and is easy to carry around. Together it is just like a straight tablet, with the ability to flip the slider cover when it is pushed out. Its significant advantage is that it is easy to operate, in addition to handwriting touch input, but also like a laptop keyboard input, input speed, especially suitable for speculation, Internet banking when entering account numbers and passwords.

Pure Tablet

Pure Tablet type is the computer host and digital LCD screen integrated together, the handwriting input as its main input method, they emphasize more on the move to use, of course, you can always through the USB port, infrared interface or other ports external keyboard / mouse (some manufacturers of Tablet products will be an external keyboard / mouse).

Tablet in life application


Previously, on many occasions trivial when nothing, often want to charge, look at the book, but the computer books are generally thickened type, carry more inconvenience. Now well, with the PDA, we can look at anytime, anywhere, a PDA & PPC storage book how much with the memory capacity of your machine, usually in addition to commonly used software, loaded with ten or so books is no problem, and will not increase the weight.

2, reading books

Cell phones and tablets can perfectly fulfill the function of e-books. The screen of the tablet is larger, which can reduce the number of page turns. As for the font size, color, brightness and other eye protection features, can be set through the reading software to complete.


With PDA, the size of your calculator can be basically idle, in the current PALM platform and WINCE platform have accumulated a large number of excellent general calculator, scientific calculator, engineering calculator, professional calculator software, with a feeling of considerable value for money, and 90% of them are free.

4, alarm clock, reminders, shorthand and address book

With PDA usually at work to remember what data, or schedule a trip to remind the event is very useful. And can be recorded at any time, there are PDA automatically adjust the reminder, relatively derived from the function of project tracking management.

5, multimedia features

This function has been realized by the current PPC series, PALM series can also be achieved through the accessories but need to purchase separately. PPC series of machines can play MP3, WMA music, most of the PPC are complimentary high-quality headphones.

6, games

Games belong to the PDA on the more special features. At present, you can play to the game PALM accounted for the absolute upper hand, to the PALM development of the game is WINCE several times. And the recent emergence of colorful games are especially many, PALM on the more famous is to blow up the plane and Booty2000, MiserMind, etc., WINCE on the famous Monopoly, etc., but some of the excellent game is to charge.

What should I do if my tablet has no sound?

1. Turn on the computer and see if it is muted;
2. you can take a close look at the manual, check if the tablet setting problems lead to no sound;
3. Check whether there is a problem with the driver, whether you need to update the driver, if you need to update the driver, you can download the driver wizard, and then update;
4. If it does not work, you can try rooting if you are strong;
5. If it is not a setup problem, it may be a hardware problem, you can only go to the maintenance department, they generally can not be solved.

What is the difference between a smart whiteboard and a tablet?

Both smart whiteboards and tablets boast interactive features, but their differences are significant when it comes to size, functionality, portability, and cost.

In fact, the Armer smart whiteboard is equivalent to a large tablet computer. On this basis, it has powerful wireless mirroring and whiteboard functions.

Smart whiteboard: Large, ranging from 60 to 80 inches diagonally, occupying a wall in a fixed location.
Tablet: Much smaller, typically 10-13 inches diagonally, easily carried around.

Smart whiteboard: Primarily used for presentations, brainstorming, and collaborative work. Offers annotation tools, screen sharing, and basic software access.
Tablet: Offers a wider range of functionalities, including web browsing, video conferencing, gaming, and various apps. Can act as a digital notepad, e-reader, and portable entertainment device.

Smart whiteboard: Stationary, mounted on a wall or stand.
Tablet: Highly portable, easily carried in a bag or backpack.

Smart whiteboard: Significantly more expensive, ranging from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars.
Tablet: Cost varies depending on brand and features, but generally much more affordable than smart whiteboards, starting around a few hundred dollars.

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