Tablets have become enormously popular over recent years ever since Apple launched the iPad in 2010. Although they are a lot smaller than laptops and desktop computers, they have cut into the PC market and are slowly taking over. However, while many people are now choosing a tablet as their main computer, will tablets ever become more popular in the workplace?
Benefits of Using a Tablet for Work
One of the main benefits of using tablets in the workplace is that they are very portable. Even the lightest laptops are not as portable as tablets. Tablets are thin, light and can even be placed inside a bag just like a book, especially with the newer generation of smaller tablets.
This has a number of advantages for workers. Firstly, for those people who travel as part of their jobs, a tablet will be a lot easier to carry around with them on the train or to meetings. It also makes it easier for you to take your tablet back home with you at the end of the day and work on projects on the train or at home.
The way that tablets are designed also makes them ideal for using in areas where there is not much space available, such as on a train or sitting in a café. If you need to display presentations or images as part of your work, a tablet can also be the perfect way to do this as it can be passed around with greater ease than a laptop and viewed in a more natural way. It can also be easier to use for taking notes in meetings, especially if you use a tablet with a stylus.
Why Tablets Are Still Not Ideal
One of the big drawbacks of using tablets in the workplace is that their screens are very small. This allows them to be more portable, but it means that working on such a device for a long period of time can be more difficult.
Another big disadvantage is when it comes to creating content. Typing anything other than a short email on a tablet can be very inconvenient. Things become easier when you use a Bluetooth keyboard, but tablets are still not ideal for content creation.
Another issue is that tablets tend to have a lot less storage than PCs. If you have many large documents and files to store, you may be unable to store all of these on a single tablet. However, this could become less of a problem as more people start to store their files in the cloud rather than on their devices.
Will You Use a Tablet Instead of a PC in the Office?
Tablets certainly have their advantages, but it is unlikely that they will start taking over PCs in the office any time soon. That’s not to say that they won’t, however. As the technology improves, it may become a lot easier to replace bulky PCs with slim tablets in the office, so we could yet find that the tablet revolution has only just begun.
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