Are you confused in choosing from Hybrid PC and Tablet? We are telling you the differences:
Let know the definitions first:
The PC gathers the hybrid characteristics of a conventional PC and a touch pad. A good compromise for a user having neither the one nor the other of these devices. This is a PC with a screen and keyboard can be detached as the Microsoft Surface Pro for example.
The touch pad is in the form of a screen, which is used without keyboard, just like a smartphone. The most popular models:
- Apple iPad
- Samsung Galaxy Tab.
This is an intermediate device, ideal for using simple functions, or in addition to a desktop computer.
In convertible tablet, the operating system is equivalent to that of a conventional PC. The models are usually equipped with Windows 8. The advantage is the possibility of installing heavier and more powerful programs.
On a conventional tablet, operating systems are less powerful, but the choice is more varied:
- Windows RT
Compatible software applications are generally identical to those of smartphones, and often optimized for a larger screen.
Office and games
Possible uses of a tablet:
- Games designed for mobile
- Social Networks
- Internet browsing
- Digital books and magazines
- Viewing e-mails.
Hybrid PC suitable for more advanced uses:
- Professional Office Suite (Microsoft Office provided Windows RT)
- Photo editing and graphic design,
- Games designed for PC.
As smartphones, tablets are equipped with limited standard storage capacity:
Hybrid PC can power up to 256 GB. Hybrid PCs can be used for:
- Music ,
- Photo Albums,
- Multi-page documents.
Tablets are more compact and lighter than the hybrid PC, tablets are more advantageous in case of frequent transportation:
- Average weight of a hybrid PC: 1.5kg
- Average weight of a tablet: 700 g
But once the PC keyboard hybrid detached, the size and weight are identical to those of a touch pad.