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Tech For Daily Use Is Changing Are You Ready For It?

When I started doing computer repair back in 1996 laptops were bulky machines that were overpriced, and you needed a nuclear power plant to run them more than a few hours. Today the trend is changing and not slowly either, it’s on the fast track to portability-ville! If you have not figured out what this blog is about yet I’m talking about tablets. By now you have seen them in professionals hands from you doctors offices to your kids hands. Tablets are becoming cheaper and more affordable than their predecessor, the laptop. As tech moves forward and starts shrinking in size and portability the important thing to remember is what benefits do you get out of using a tablet versus a laptop? I have a top 3 checklist I like to ask my customers to see what their needs are, and what budget they have in mind to get them where they need to be.   1. What do you use your current laptop/mobile device for?   Most of the time I get the usual response web surfing/email/watching videos/video chatting/ pictures, well you get the point. But sometimes I do get a customer who needs something that a tablet is not going to be able to handle well or at all. But they are still stuck on getting a tablet for the coolness factor. I would direct them into a laptop with a touch screen that folds into itself: the best of both worlds but and expensive option. 2. Do you need a lot of storage in your new devices?   This confuses some people because they just don’t...