I used to leave all technology decisions to ex:blush: and now feel confused by lots of things that I need to cope with alone.
My lap top is literally falling to pieces and needs replacing and I''m not sure what to buy.Would another lap top be best or a Tablet? I''ve also seen a small laptop with detachable screen which I think can be used in the same way as a Tablet if needed.
I mainly use my present Lap top to Email,Google for information,Buy things and come on the Forum.Does anyone have words of wisdom to help me please?
I wouldn''t get a tablet if you type a lot. Even those with a detachable keyboard aren''t that great for typing anything long. As far as I know you can''t use the wikivorce chatroom with a tablet too.
Personally I think that tablets are great to have in addition to a main computer, but not to use instead of a main computer. Things like transferring files can be a pain in the bum with tablets, as can printing etc.
If you''re convinced on a tablet then I would look at something like a Samsung Galaxy, or a Nexus. I''ve heard that the new Tesco tablet is pretty good but last time I checked they were out of stock everywhere in the country and weren''t expecting any more stock any time soon.
It really depends on what you use the laptop or tablet for and where you want to use it. If you do a lot of typing, DTP etc or are a serious gamer then you will almost certainly find a laptop more useful. On the other hand if you only send the occasional short email , browse and shop away from home a tablet may suffice and is easier to carry about. Personally I find a tablet useful for reading but almost everything else I do on my laptop.
My laptop recently died and I have been lost without it, even though I was lent my daughters ipad.
If you are going to send legal/business letters and want to save received items on your hard drive, go for a laptop. That "cloud" is ok but there is a limit to storage and if not tech savy, difficult to find things.
I personally prefare a keyboard rather than touch screen when typing.
Windows 7 laptops are still available if your concerned about win 8 problems.