One of the most significant benefits of choosing a tablet is that a tablet is light and portable. With a tablet, there’s no reason to carry a separate laptop bag as a tablet can easily fit in your handbag, messenger bag or backpack. If you choose to purchase a tablet you’ll also be able to pull it out of your bag to kill time between lectures or to use while you’re commuting to and from college on public transportation.
Tablets are also the best choice to take to class as you can load them up with applications that allow you to easily write and store notes. After all, you’re not likely to have to write pages of text in class as most college professors would prefer their students to focus on listening and absorbing information.
If you can complete an activity on a laptop it’s likely that you can complete it on a tablet as well. Tablets are perfect for accessing your email and the internet on the go. Some students also use their tablets to watch videos or movies.
Most tablets come with software such as Adobe reader which will allow you to open up documents which you’ve sent yourself via email or saved in Dropbox. Some tablets will also be pre loaded with Microsoft Word and Excel compatible apps. So there’s no excuse for not editing or working on your assignments when you’ve got a few spare moments up your sleeve.
The only downside to using a tablet is that it’s harder to type on a tablet than on a laptop. However wireless keyboards are available for most brands and models of tablets. Besides, if you’re required to write a long assignment, you can always access the free computers that all colleges offer. Pus, you’re less likely to procrastinate if you’re studying in a college library. If you have your own desktop computer at home you can save such assignments to complete at home.
It’s also a breeze to keep a tablet up to date as most brands of tablets allow you to download new applications and software. Although your main reason for purchasing a tablet may be to keep up to date with college work, you can also download fun applications such as games on to a tablet. Unlike a laptop most tablet games are incredibly interactive as they make use of touch screen technology.
Lastly, tablets are the perfect size for reading books. Why carry around a stack of heavy books when you can have hundreds of books stored on your tablet? E-books offer many benefits as you can often increase and decrease the size of the text and turn the brightness of the screen up if you want to read in bed at night.
In conclusion, a tablet is by far the best choice of personal computer for most college students as you can do just about anything you can do on a laptop on a light portable tablet. You’re also more likely to have fun on a tablet than on a laptop and let’s be honest, fun is an important consideration when it comes to choosing an electronic device.