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Jessi
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In general, I would absolutely hate trying to work on a tablet. For me, I want to have my full desktop going so I can have lots of things happening at once. I need to be able to research and pull up links while running music, writing, and chatting with coworkers.

 

By default, though, a tablet is designed for you to focus more on a single item at a time. In that sense, it'd be a lot easier to zero in on writing, for example, if you worked on a tablet instead (mostly if you have a keyboard like above, of course). Would you work better on a tablet, you think?

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I don't understand how anyone can work on a tablet. Sometimes, I work at a local Starbucks for a change of scenery. I see people with tablets and keyboards. I really don't get it. I think they're great for watching videos and reading books, but not doing any work.

 

That being said, I work from my laptop, a ThinkPad. The keyboard has full size keys. My friends think it's crazy, but I am very productive on it.

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If a tablet is docked with a full-sized keyboard, then I would say it's not any different from working with a laptop. Plug in an external 20-inch monitor and you would even forget that it's a tablet. As for processing power, it's just a simple matter of installing an operating system that's not bloated with unnecessary things which you never use.

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Tablets for working, that's news for me. I have a tablet and frankly speaking I rarely use it. It is more for fun and entertainment rather than for serious work. Even if it comes with a keyboard I would hesitate to use it.

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If a tablet is docked with a full-sized keyboard, then I would say it's not any different from working with a laptop. Plug in an external 20-inch monitor and you would even forget that it's a tablet. As for processing power, it's just a simple matter of installing an operating system that's not bloated with unnecessary things which you never use.

 

You certainly could. Plugging in a full sized monitor and keyboard, though, would require you to be at home and is going to be identical to a computer....minus the speed and efficiency of one. It rather defeats the point of having a tablet at all when the same money could've been spent on real computer instead...

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You certainly could. Plugging in a full sized monitor and keyboard, though, would require you to be at home and is going to be identical to a computer....minus the speed and efficiency of one. It rather defeats the point of having a tablet at all when the same money could've been spent on real computer instead...

 

Agreed. Plus my laptop is portable and fits easily into my bag. It also wouldn't stand out like a sore thumb in Starbucks. Starbucks is my office away from my home office.

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Yeah I could work on one of those for tasks such as writing docs. I actually have multiple screens for multitasking and I do switch off one of them when I need to concentrate on a single item so as not to become distracted by whats on the other screen.

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That is very observant or a reality I can say!

 

It is not always like, you'll get a full performance when you opt for a Tablet! Obviously, some of the key features of desktop, like better processing and multitasking can be given a secondary preference!

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Even though tablet/ipad/smartphones are created, it still cannot be able to achieve the comfort of working using our desktop computers/laptop. Yes, those are stand alone gadgets but if you're in a hurry and you're a report maker, then along with your tablet, you also have to bring your  keyboard so that you can use it more effective and efficiently. 

 

I've tried using both, and I still prefer using laptops, because the way I perceive it, tablets are made for entertainment purposes and "not so" for working purposes. (hehe), but I love my tablet anyways. :)

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I am wondering about this complaint that tablets aren't as powerful as notebooks. What I have seen are some notebooks which can do double duty as tablets. Like this one.

 

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It's actually an ultrabook. With touchscreen capability and Windows 8, it becomes a tablet. However I like this one better.

 

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It's not the detachability that draws me. It's the battery life. The tablet part itself can run for 8 hours. The dock contains another battery for 8 more hours. That gives a lot of computing power on the move.

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i would say the focus on the work is more influenced by your surroundings and the person who is doing the work, not necessarily the tools someone is using for it. I suppose that the tablet might help in some regard, but I don't think that it would affect productivity all that much. 

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I guess it all depends to the person working and what type of work he/she is doing. I have seen so many people working on their tablets and they're quite productive like others who work on a laptop/pc. As for me, I don't really like tablets when it comes to doing multiple and heavy tasks. Like for example if you're encoding data in Microsoft office, it's really a hassle to type on a small screen and a small keyboard at once. However, I also don't think that tablets are made for those type of things. I think they're made for people who're discontented of small smartphone screens and so they prefer to have some entertainment from a slightly bigger-sized smartphone like tablet. I'm using one with an Android OS tho. 

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I think it's hard to work on a tablet.  I'm not really comfortable using the tablet to do my job like article writing.  I can't type fast, instead of making my life better, it's gonna be worst and will take more time to finish it.  well because I'm article writer.  I don't know the other job using the tablet if that's much more better and convenience to use.  

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