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Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose

How will you decide between the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and the new wave of ultrabooks? Consider 10 important tablet vs. ultrabook comparison points.
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Some tablet owners prefer using a physical keyboard, while others are perfectly happy tapping virtual keys. Certainly, there are times when a keyboard just gets in the way. Example: You're sitting in coach at 35,000 feet and plan to watch a movie. Sadly, your clamshell ultrabook is simply too large for the meal tray. Or perhaps it won't fit on the tray because the clueless jerk in front of you has reclined his seat all the way back until it brushes your nose.

The vast majority of today's ultrabooks are skinny laptops with permanently affixed keyboards. Granted, the rapidly changing mobile landscape is blurring the boundaries between tablet and laptop. Microsoft's Surface 8 Pro, for instance, is considered a tablet. But given its ability to run Windows 8 desktop apps like Adobe Photoshop, it could be classified as a touchscreen laptop with a detached keyboard.

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Eddavis
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Eddavis,
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11/18/2012 | 3:48:40 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
One of the most important advantages of a tablet over an ultrabook is not even considered in this presentation: instant on. A tablet is ready for work immediately while computers still need to be booted up. This is a major issues for those who are on the move, need to make quick notes and have immediate access.

Solid state hard drives and other features have reduced boot up times but this is an area that needs serious attention.
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CTBCo,
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10/14/2012 | 4:25:04 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
Nonsense this format is fine and the article is informative.
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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8/16/2012 | 7:22:27 PM
re: Tablet Vs. Ultrabook: 10 Ways To Choose
We have discussed this issue extensively in the past. 'Slide Shows' are not an acceptable media format.
Yes, I realize that 'Your Editor Made You Do It'.
Please forward this comment to the editor.
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