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Chapter 2. Why the Tablet PC? > Comparisons to Other Platforms

Comparisons to Other Platforms

Many look at the Tablet PC and think it’s a cool toy. It is, but it’s also a serious business machine. It’s important to know the differences between the Tablet PC and other machines before you buy one, and it’s helpful to know the differences if you use multiple devices.

Laptops

Laptops are excellent devices for what they’re supposed to do: Replace the desktop for mobile users. Laptop prices have dropped to within $1,000 of their desktop counterparts. In addition, the performance of many laptops rivals that of the desktop—although laptops will always lag a bit.


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