Are smartphones replacing laptops?
March 18, 2018 6:07pm CST
I realised the other day after breaking my phone charger how much I use my phone for stuff that I would have previously done on my PC or laptop! These days I write articles, browse the internet, play games, watch videos and listen to music on my phone. It seems the only thing I use my laptop for is watching movies or editing photos. I think the fact it's always close at hand and can be used anywhere instantly without waiting for it to boot up is a major factor! My phone hasn't replaced my laptop due to my need for editing software but for everything else it's my preferred device. Do you find your phone is gradually replacing your laptop or PC.
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Smartphone can't replace laptop ever. They can relace the feature but can never be compared to the performance of laptop. Even windows tablet fails in smoothness for browsing. Dont use android tablet if you are a laptop freaker. No matter how costly the tablet is, for heavy and seamless internet usage one should choose laptop only. Laptop displaces tablet significantly in storage,(both Ram and Rom), display and processors. Its 10times better than tablets, ipad, iphone.
I find the opposite! One of the things I detest about my Windows laptop is how slow it is. I keep one Windows laptop only for Photoshop and Lightroom for editing my photography work. The other laptop was changed to Linux for the sole reason it's faster than Windows despite being an older lower spec model!
@Essjayd I have never used linux, because windows seems to be ok with me. Anyway electronic products can never be 100% ok. May be your laptop found it difficult to install windows on laptop or windows didnt find its place on laptop. Reason can be anything, but its rarefully happened to you. Stay with linux.
• United States
I know many people are only on their phones now, but I'm still with my handy dandy desktop computer at home (I don't even use a laptop). I have a smartphone, but I don't like to use it to do things - except text, call, and the occasional online search outside of home. If someone needs to use the computer - then if I need to, I can use my phone.
When it comes to latest in electronic technology I am probably the last person who takes advantage, Usually, I can't justify the cost when the product first come out, so for now I enjoy my laptop. Eventually, I will come around, but for now, I am happy with this behind the times computer.
• Redlands, California
I think they are but cannot for the life of me figure out why. I would go blind and find typing on a phone so frustrating. Just browsing the internet on a phone gets me angry. Takes 10 times longer on a phone to do anything. Of course, many use the voice thing now, but I do not know. I will always prefer a laptop over a phone. Except, for making phone calls obviously.