Laptop Versus Tablets for business users

Greater choice than ever but which one is best?

There’s never been a greater choice of mobile devices. Laptop, tablet and smartphone are form factors which offer immense flexibility. A choice of operating systems offers finesse and usability. Apps and applications offer degrees of functionality from basic through to complex.
However, with all this choice it can be difficult to decide on the best choice for your users. In terms of keyboard and screen size smartphones are too small for users to be truly productive for extended periods of time. So here we identify the key factors that help you determine whether a user is better off with a laptop or a tablet…

3 key things to help you decide which is best

There are three key things that we need to understand before we can decide which form factor is best suited to each individual user.

  • Simple or complex software
  • If mobile apps provide the required level of functionality then a tablet is a good option
  • If users require full access to complex features of software applications then it has to be a laptop with full blown applications installed
  • Mobility or productivity
  • If the user favours mobility features such as ‘instant on’, long battery life, pop-in-and-out-of-the-bag convenience and the ability to work practically on the hoof then it has to be a tablet
  • If the user needs productivity features such as comfort for extended use or access to full software applications as a home or remote worker, then a laptop is the better choice
  • Browser-based SaaS applications
  • If a user accesses SaaS applications using mobile broadband then either a laptop or tablet can work equally well; the best way to split them is to weigh up using the mobility and productivity criteria above

Advice on getting the best out of your mobile devices from Paralogic

To help you get the best out of your choice of mobile devices call Paralogic today. We can help you optimise the way your mobile workers use cloud apps like Office 365 and Exchange based email on a range of mobile devices on all operating systems.
Whether you are a smaller, expanding or mid-sized business we can help you to integrate your mobile devices with fixed computers. Please contact us and we’ll be glad to see if we can help. Simply fill in the form on the right or call us on 01844 293 330.
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