(BPT) - Sick of carrying that heavy laptop around? Do you want the functionality of a laptop but the flexibility of a touch screen? Today's tablets are fully functioning computers that have the firepower to match a laptop and provide the best of both worlds when partnered with a detachable keyboard. Here are five reasons why you should leave your laptop behind and use a tablet.
1. Total flexibility
We all use our computing devices for various reasons. Sometimes it's reading the news or watching a movie, other times it is writing an email or work report. Wouldn't it be nice to seamlessly move from watching a movie on a screen to swiping through the news with your finger to writing up a report? Well, that big and bulky laptop just isn't suited to all those things! A tablet provides the perfect two-in-one experience and total flexibility with touch screen one minute, and laptop the next. You'll never look back!
2. Be productive anywhere, anytime
If you've ever needed to type emails or reports, you know how typing for lengthy periods on a touch screen tablet can be tiring. But you don't always need a keyboard. So why not attach a detachable keyboard to your tablet so you have the best of both worlds? One minute it is a laptop, the next a tablet. Before you start clearing space for your laptop, consider investing in a keyboard from Brydge. It's designed specifically for your iPad or Surface Pro, perfectly matching its aesthetic. Brydge keyboards offer the leading set of features that enable freedom, convenience and connectivity, transforming your iPad or Surface Pro with the productive capabilities of a laptop. Featuring a sleek, high-grade aluminum build and a three-month rechargeable battery, a Brydge keyboard supports your iPad or Surface Pro in any destination, and is available for all models of iPad and, for Windows users, all Surface Pro models. Pair your iPad or Surface Pro with a Brydge keyboard for the ultimate productivity device.
3. Always connected
Isn't it frustrating when the WiFi signal is not working or just not strong enough? One area where tablets have laptops beat is cellular connectivity. If you're someone who always needs to be connected and can't rely on WiFi, then grab a tablet with cellular connectivity (such as an iPad or the new Surface Pro). Insert a chip and you're always connected.
4. Lightweight and mobile
Most of us just want a lightweight device that we can carry around without it being a burden. That big, bulky laptop just gets in the way. A tablet is the perfect answer! Tablets are often less than half the weight of a laptop but provide the same functionality. A tablet can be slipped into your bag or a carrying case, even with a keyboard attached (like the sleek keyboards produced by Brydge). And if you don't need the keyboard, just remove it and the tablet is a compact, lightweight device the size of a small magazine.
5. Apps and more apps
We all know how much we use the apps on our smartphone. Well, one huge benefit of using a tablet over a laptop is the app system available on a tablet (whether it be an Apple, Microsoft or Android device). These apps can be real lifesavers, and the flexibility of using a tablet on the run compared to a laptop makes tablets a real game-changer. Whether it be an app for maps, tracking your exercise, mobile shopping or just watching TV shows, there is bound to be an app for that on your tablet.