Are smartphones replacing laptops?

@Essjayd (1619)
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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19 Mar
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.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
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!
19 Mar
@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.
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@db20747 (9375)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
19 Mar
If they make the phones just a tad big bigger, they can give laptops some competition!!! I use my android constantly, and like it over a heavy laptop, but if the laptop is made smaller and lighter, I would love that!!!
@much2say (40135)
• United States
19 Mar
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.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
I think in my case it's probably because I spend much of my day out driving for work! It's handy to use the phone when I'm on a break but it's gradually taken over at home as well!
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@much2say (40135)
• United States
23 Mar
@Essjayd Probably so. I am a stay at home mom, so although I am out and about, my "base" is at home. But I do know many families who have done away with desktop computers - they use only a tablet or phone now.
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@Essjayd (1619)
23 Mar
@much2say I know a few who have done the same! I reckon for many who only use their laptop or PC to browse online a tablet or smartphone is enough!
@dgobucks226 (13735)
19 Mar
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.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
True the only reason I have a smartphone is because it was on contract! If I had to buy one outright I doubt I'd have bothered replacing my old one!
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@dgobucks226 (13735)
20 Mar
@Essjayd Yes, I can see your reasoning there...
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
19 Mar
I don't use PC at all but use my smart phone to browse internet. My desktop is in breakdown since long and I haven't got it repaired yet.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
I think most smartphones are good enough to replace browsing the net on a desktop!! Are you going to fix your desktop or just keep using your phone?
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
19 Mar
@Essjayd I will continue using my phone.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
I am a dinosaur. I live in a cave. I don't have a mobile. I am a big failure. Just joking of course except for the mobile bit.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
Hahaha there's tines I quite fancy escaping to live in a cave
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Mar
@Essjayd My mother often said she wanted to live on her own on an island. Sometimes I know exactly how she must have felt.
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@crossbones27 (21176)
• Redlands, California
18 Mar
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.
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@Essjayd (1619)
18 Mar
Typing on a smartphone used to annoy me but it has become second nature now! These days I have to think when I'm using the laptop to type
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• Redlands, California
19 Mar
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@augusta123 (6366)
1 Apr
it does I use mobile most times
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@Essjayd (1619)
1 Apr
Yes I find it easier to use my mobile than go through the hassle of switching on my laptop!
@Berrygal (5436)
1 Apr
Yea, it works better for me since it portable
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@Essjayd (1619)
1 Apr
Definitely it's a lot less hassle than carrying a laptop around
@Icydoll (24510)
• India
19 Mar
I'm same like you...I use phone much it's handy to use when we are out...
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
Definitely! I like having something that can do 90% of what I need wherever I am!
@iridion9 (10002)
• Philippines
19 Mar
smartphone is very handy and portable. laptop is for hard core work.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
For me the only thing I can't do to the level I want is editing photographs! I think that's the only reason I switch my laptop on!
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@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
19 Mar
I think never. I don't use the phone for writing articles as I am more comfortable and in control on my laptop.
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
I used to think that way but after being without a laptop I started writing on my phone! Somewhere along the way I got used to it and it's handier than lugging my laptop around!
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@dya80dya (5330)
• Romania
19 Mar
Yes. They already started to replace laptops. But don't you think it's difficult to write on a phone?
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@Essjayd (1619)
19 Mar
I used to but these days I reckon I actually type faster on a phone
@Maria24 (2160)
• United States
19 Mar
No I think it's really different
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@Courage7 (15618)
• United States
18 Mar
Oh yes I believe they mostly have and will already
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@Iamkitty (294)
• Kozhikode, India
18 Mar
Yes smartphones were overcoming laptops.
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