Can smart phones replace laptops?
January 27, 2017 5:36am CST
Well, to be honest, most of my work is done through my mobile only. Emails, online research, fb, YouTube, payments using apps and now mylot as well.. I need laptop mostly when bulk payments needs to be done (staff salaries), working on spread sheets or some particular portals that specifically work on laptops..
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Personally I need a real keyboard to be comfortable to type. And there are a lot of other things that I would not do on a phone : making serious adjustments to a photo, editing or converting a movie (converting a movie is not impossible, but it can take hours on a phone), etc. And a laptop cannot do anything : I have a desktop for gaming.
• Delhi, India
With 3GB or 4gb RAM smartphones, I don't think speed is a problem as such. In fact because of word predictions in a Phone, writing text is quite fast... I have not encountered problem of data loss because my work doesn't need me to work on much data.. Mails are enough for me (most of the time)
For me, definitely not. Laptops can't even replace my desktop (sure, I could get a laptop that does what my desktop does - for about three times the money!). I have a dual monitor setup, and dropping back to one screen really slows me down. Without a proper keyboard, I can't write as fast either.
If you work, the smartphone isn't very comfortable. I usually use IM apps and take photos with my smartphone. I don't like to browse the internet or send emails through it, I try to use the laptop for those activities. Same for myLot, photos will be upside down if uploaded by smartphone, pff. Nothing can replace Mr Laptey.
• United States
phones are mostly for on the go errands that can be done on it. laptops and home pcs are for more personal and time consuming tasks. especially if youre into photography and photo shopping. and besides, youd get tired of looking at a small screen doing all the major things on it, so a larger screen helps.