Can Tablets Replace Laptops?

This post would help you to get the answer to the question “Can tablets replace laptops?”

After the entry of Laptops into the computer market, most of the people preferred to use because it allows to do the tasks with the convenience of mobility and flexibility. But it cannot replace the desktop as it is not easy to upgrade and vulnerable to theft & damage.

Now, Tablet has become quite popular among the computer and internet users as it possesses extreme portability and ease of use. So can tablets replace laptops?

Let’s discuss some beneficial stuff about tablets replace PC and hope this conversation might help you to get the best one for your needs. I am starting the talk in my style with an underlying question.

What is Tablet?

The tablet is a single flat piece mobile computer comes with touchscreen facility. Virtual keyboard for typing is available on its screen. It runs on a variety of operating systems like Windows 8, Android Jellybean, etc.

The functionality of a tablet can be extended by downloading hundreds of application from the propeatery app stores of operating system. Moreover, it has a variety of data connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, etc.


How Tablets Can Replace Laptops? 

Talking about the features of Tablets replace Laptops would let you choose the suitable one for your requirements.

1. Extends your Productivity

As it is excellent in performing the necessary tasks like internet browsing, managing schedule and so on, it would extend your productivity. This feature along with the ability of quick set up is specifically attractive because it allows you work on it when you are traveling, at particular places like the beach or if you are on vacation.

2. Reduces burden on its library

A tablet is a book like a computer that has dual designs features and e-reader software. So it is the ideal place for reading the eBooks by downloading it. This option has attracted by the students, and they could use it for reading and reference.

3. Best for Entertainment

The tablet has an exceptional battery life of 8 hours which is greater than the average laptop. It is easy to use when traveling or meetings as it has no wires and chargers. These features would entertain you for long hours. Also, it has excellent everyday photo sharing experience.

4. Cheap and modest

Tablets are cheaper than new technology laptops. Moreover, the crash is not a big deal here. A quick restart is enough to get back all the stuff on track. Bright color in this simple system is an excellent, engaging alternative for kids.

5. No burning

Laptop users are much worrying about the heat produced by the system. This distressing nature would not be experienced by the tablet users because it comes with better processors and requires little power to run.

Even though it has the above-listed features, it has some drawbacks too.

Disadvantages of Tablets

1. You might experience ergonomic problems.

2. The touchscreen is vulnerable to damage.

3. Lack of ports and thereby limited functionality.

4. The absence of the keyboard, DVD drive and ports.

5. Can’t hold large data and slow input process.

Every electronic product has its pros and cons. You have to decide the best based on your necessities.

Who Can Buy A Tablet?

Replace desktop with a tablet, if

1. You need a very simple device that is easy to use.

2. To perform your primary internet works.

3. You are using the laptop already and just for an alternative purpose.

4. You are an entertainment, lover.

Who Needs A Laptop?

Use laptop for the below purposes like,

1. To execute your professional work.

2. You have less interest in entertainment.

3. To use as a primary computer.

4. You need enhanced security.

 I hope now you decide “Can Tablets replace Laptops?”


I know, deciding a gadget to buy is difficult one for you. But the questions like

What are you going to do with the gadget? Which one is more comfortable for you?

Do you want to buy this gadget for entertainment purpose? Are you going to do some real work with it?

would allow you to choose the best one.

So deciding between a laptop and a tablet depends on your needs and use. If you are planning to buy a computer to carry out your real work with the multitasking capability, then Laptop is the ideal choice for you.

If you think that the entertainment and the internet surfing are your basic needs, then get a tablet.

Can tablets replace laptops?

No, I don’t think so. After reading the pros and cons of Laptops and tablets, what is your thought?

Do share it in the comment section.

32 thoughts on “Can Tablets Replace Laptops?”

  1. Very informative writeup. I will refer my friend to this. I just got myself a Dell latitude XT3 which can serve as laptop and tablet. It is great for teaching/presentations as it comes with a stylus/

  2. This guide is surely going to help those people who are confused what to buy tablet or laptop.

    I have a laptop and really happy with it. As you explained, I have less interest in entertainment. I like to do my professional and business work on laptop. But truly said, I have never used a tablet before. 😛

    Will buy one smartphone for me, if I able to earn and manage money for a good smartphone.

    I hope it’ll help to do my basic internet work specially checking emails 🙂

  3. Laptops are my preferred item of choice Nirmala because of the ergonomic issues with tablets. Too small, and really too hard to operate if I want to stay comfortable. Sure you can be portable; I see the benefit, but I like to sit down, collect my thoughts and type on a bigger, easier to operate keyword to share my thoughts and connect with individuals.

    I do see the benefits of tablets but the device will not replace laptops anytime soon because the good old laptop I use now is pretty portable, as I have used it for the past few years traveling all over the world 😉

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Hi Nirmala.
    Well both laptops and tablet has their own market. To be frank I like laptop more than tablet they are powerful and add professionalism to your work. If you are blogging you cannot simply work with tablet. You need powerful work environment and that can be only achieved by the laptop.
    On other hand tablet are good for social media and entertainment.
    Thanks for the update. Have a great weekend.
    Regards 🙂

  5. Hi, Nirmala mam,
    If we see the development trends in last 4 years, we will see that maximum development has been happened in mobile technology. This is due Android and mostly cloud computing. This is nothing but a signal that we will soon have replacement of these laptops as tablets and smartphones.
    Though, these two have their own benefits and drawbacks. Thank you for sharing this post.
    Have a nice weekend. 🙂

  6. Dear Nirmala,
    I totally agree with you tablets cannot replace laptops.As working on laptop is quite easy for me and creates a theme with my ideas and the big screen is quite comfortable esp.when writing a post 🙂 .No doubt tablet is handy but in no ways it can beat laptop.And you very well concluded it depends on our choice and use.


  7. I don’t believe tablets will replace laptops not for me anyway. I like to be able to type things versus using touch screen. I think it’s easier for me to be able to blog and do other things I need to do online. I think tablets are good for viewing videos or movies.

  8. Well said Nirmala.

    I prefer laptop. As said by ashi, when comes to tablet, we can’t able to blog. We can be used it only for social media and entertainment. Tablet may be gives you some royal look. But laptop gives you a professional look..

    1. Yes Nirmal! Agree with you both.

      Even am using the Laptop to do blogging and am stick with it. I am interested in watching movies and playing game, so my preferred one is laptop and hope tablets can’t replace laptops.

      Thanks for your comment, keep commenting here 🙂

  9. Hello Nirmala
    Every coin has 2 sides, we have to consider both of it. As you say everything has own pros and cons and we have to decide what will be beneficial for us.
    As a Professional we consider Laptops over tablet.
    No Doubt tablet has own advantages which you mentioned above.
    Thanks for information. Hope your article will help those people who are confused between Tablet and Laptops.

  10. Yes, they can in the long run, if you have some kind of keyboard unit. Could it be the flexible screen that you could have in your back pocket that will be make it happen?

  11. The best part of tablets are they are easier to carry.
    Carrying a laptop just for reading mails or giving live presentation is the worst idea. specially when you are “on the go kind person”…. Executive class , Software pre sales guy, power savvy folks

    You can always give a laptop to your kid without worrying how they will handle it. Giving laptop to kids is really bad idea [ remember …important office file ]

    Power requirement of tablets are low. That saves your country’s important resources coal. Understand we are using coal which is unrecoverable fuel source to produce electricity.

    If you are power user Laptop or desktop are the best fit.
    More power hungry your laptop is less your battery life.
    heavy end graphics.. advance uses every body knows tablets can’t give that level of performance.

    These device have difference audience and requirements.
    if tablets are sold now that don’t mean laptops are outdated.

    some works on 64 bit computing or quad core processors. And still their thread hungry processes takes hours to do the things….

    Tablet or these small screen devices can change the equation if they had integrated solar charging system or
    better batteries life.
    That’s All

  12. Hello mam,
    This editorial show us nice comparison between Tablets and Laptops and also help us to choose which one is better for them.
    Thank you,keep sharing:)

  13. It’s really simple. Tablets were made for and are truly fit for media consumption only. While on the other hand laptops get the job done.
    They are like the meaner brothers with all the muscles.
    Tablet sure is good. But I would like to see convergence come to such a point that both devices are properly combined to give one cool device, as I saw with the recently launched Asus Transformer series!

  14. Absolutely not Tablets won’t replace laptops
    Webmaster, Coder can’t do his work on tablets.
    The tablet is good for any meeting presentation or such type of lite office work.

  15. Agree with you that tablets cannot replace laptops. But recently launched convertible tablets with Windows OS are far better than laptops! (From my experience) . Thanks for the great post anyways. 🙂

  16. Only the high level hybrid tablet cum laptops can be the substitute of laptop top in future. But no doubt, laptops are more efficient and impressive while you are working in your office or giving presentation in a meeting.

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