Phablet or Laptop for Busy Professionals?

There are a lot of gadgets which were developed to make our lives easier whether at work or for personal usage. First there were cell phones, smartphones, and touchscreen smartphones so we can connect with other people by calls and text messages. Then there are laptops we often use for business, work, school and personal purposes. These were made lighter and carry around computers which functions much like our traditional home personal computers which are bulky and which have lower specifications. Then another innovation came up the form of tablets which are a tad bigger than our handheld phones but truly lighter and easier to carry around than our laptops though their functions are still not as broad as what most laptops can do. But now, there is another development in the gadget department, and that is with the existence of phablets.

What are phablets?

Phablets are those gadgets which look like touchscreen smartphones and also function as one but can also function as well as a tablet. These phablets are usually 5 to 7 inches in length and as thin as the other smartphones and tablets. They are also quite lighter than other tablets. Also, another identifying feature of phablets aside from having a specific size and functionality of both smartphone and tablet is its stylus. Unlike other smartphones and tablets, all phablets have a stylus. The main idea of phablets is the avoidance of having the user carry to gadgets – a tablet and a phone. The development of phablets aims to let the user enjoy the best of both worlds by having to carry and use just one gadget.


But Which is More Productive For Busy Professionals – Phablet or Laptop?

The answer to this question will depend on what that busy professional is actually making use their laptops for. While it is true that laptops are bulkier than phablets, they still have many functions and uses that may still not be available on phablets.

Take for example graphic artists, these people can also be considered busy professionals. These people may prefer to use laptops more than phablets since many of the softwares they use are still more fun and effectively done on laptops. Not only does laptops have a bigger screen, but these people will need both their hands in doing their jobs and phablets may not be able to support their softwares.


Another example are the busy professionals who do their work by using documents and spreadsheets, they may have trouble using the phablet to perform these tasks as these will be better done on laptops, where again, you can lay the computer down on the table and both of your hands when typing, computing, tracking and recording. Laptops also have bigger memory to save many files, documents, or images which are used at work.


But if you will be using the phablet just for surfing, browsing, calling, text messaging and minor typing and recording, it may be more efficient than laptops. But for the general masses, laptops may still prove to be more productive, even for busy professionals and those who are always on the go. The bottom line is, it will all depend on what kind of work you do and the softwares that a phablet or laptop is able to support. Always choose and use that of which provides better support for your work.