Video: Did You Get an iPhone 5?
8 Ways to Get Your Favorite Music for Free
When the time comes to purchase a new mobile computer (and by that I mean a laptop, tablet, or ultrabook because we do have choices these days), it's often a case of finding the cheapest option and pulling out the old credit card. However, choosing between a laptop, ultrabook, and tablet should be determined on more than price alone. For instance, which device offers the best features for your lifestyle?
As a writer who's used a laptop for years, I decided to take an honest look at all three before I ran out and bought the cheapest laptop. Here are the pros and cons of all three (tablets, ultrabooks, and laptops) to help you make an informed decision.
Pros of laptops
Laptops offer the full features choice, such as a full keyboard for typing, a CD or DVD player, camera for chatting, and more.
Cons of laptops
Remember there is always a downside, and what laptops offer in speed, features, and performance, they lack in convenience.
Pros of tablets
Tablets are a popular mobile option because they're not only the cheapest option; they're also the lightest and most portable option. You can literally slip a tablet into your purse, bag, or backpack and carry it around without getting a bad back. Here are some further benefits of tablets:
Cons of tablets
On the flip side, a tablet might not be for you for the following reasons:
Pros of ultrabooks
Lastly, ultrabooks are high-end, slim, ultra-portable laptops that attempt to marry the best features of the laptop (processing and speed) and the tablet (portability and convenience). Here are the pros:
Cons of ultrabooks
Function and convenience always come with a cost and the same is so with the ultrabook.
Rebecca Keller is a graduate of the Arts and Technology program at the University of Texas. An admitted tech-junkie, she writes about everything from new ultrabooks to the latest in home theater, as well as Android devices for AndGeeks.com. This offers the perfect outlet for a tech geek like Rebecca. When she's offline, which isn't very often, Rebecca enjoys volunteering for her local animal shelter and off road mountain biking.
Share your thoughts about this article with the editor: Click Here
Sign up for our free weekly eNewsletter Surviving Tough Times.
Looking for an answer to a frugal living question? Click here to ask a
Dollar Stretcher Stretchpert!
Copyright 1996 - 2013 "The Dollar Stretcher, Inc." All rights reserved unless specifically noted.
Contact the Dollar Stretcher at:
PO Box 14160
Bradenton FL 34280
"The Dollar Stretcher, Inc." does not assume responsibility for advice given. All advice should be weighed against your own abilities and circumstances and applied accordingly. It is up to the reader to determine if advice is safe and suitable for their own situation.