Jun 13 2010

Tablet PC vs Netbook – Will the Tablet PC Replace Netbooks?

With Ipad sales breaching 2,000,000 units already the question must be asked, “Will the tablet PC replace the netbook in the future of small, portable computers?”

tabet vs netbook

One thing is certain, tablet PC’s and netbooks both have advantages and disadvantages over each other and do in-fact serve slightly different purposes. The tablet PC is built for content consumption and very light content creation. With it a consumer can read books, check and send e-mail, watch movies (even in HD), and play games. The netbook on the other hand is built for content creation as well as light content consumption. A standard windows operation system allows the netbook to create most content a standard laptop can create and edit.

Pricing is another factor worth considering. Netbooks can be purchased for $250 – $300 while Ipads are in the $500+ range. Those looking for a cheap mobile computer will have to spend about twice as much for the tablet PC unless prices come down.

In my opinion there will likely be a device in the future that is more content creation friendly than the Ipad but also has the content consumption features that make it appealing. I do not believe tablet PC’s will replace netbooks until a college student can realistically bring a tablet PC to school as an all-in-one solution for their computing needs.


6 Comments on this post


  1. tablet pc vs netbook | Superkodlar wrote:

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    December 7th, 2010 at 7:29 am
  1. Bidet said:

    I think with the future release of PC tablets, they will overtake the netbook, but people will still use netbooks because each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Most business people and college students use a netbook.

    August 2nd, 2010 at 12:14 pm
  2. mortgage broker said:

    Indeed, Microsoft seems locked into producing somewhat improved versions of those programs every few years. That means a decade from now, Microsoft’s answer to the challenges from Apple and Google will be… yet another Windows upgrade.

    August 3rd, 2010 at 12:32 am
  3. Tej Kohli said:

    I think NoteBook is better than Tablet PC

    August 5th, 2010 at 8:47 pm
  4. Sales enablement said:

    My choice always is Notebook PC. I love its ruggedness and versatility.
    That’s its mostly choice of all generations.

    August 10th, 2010 at 10:05 am
  5. Lookup said:

    There’s room for multiple rulers. It all comes down to personal preference. Do you want to be stuck with something that was designed separately and then had Windows slapped on hoping it would all work out, or a Tablet like iPad that has carefully crafted and innertwined the hardware with the software to create a more seamless user experience?

    September 16th, 2010 at 2:08 pm


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