I’m thinking about getting a new laptop in the next few months, but the rapid rise of tablet computing since the iPad came out has me thinking twice. Indeed, according to Mashable, tablets will be outselling laptops as early as 2012.
There are several things I find very attractive about the tablets. I travel quite a bit, so size and weight are a big deal for me. And, I read when I’m traveling a lot. I’ve also been toying with the idea of getting a e-reader for that purpose. But now I’m wondering if I should just get a tablet instead of both a laptop and an e-reader.
On the other hand, I’m hesitant go with a tablet as my primary travel device because I also work and write quite a bit when I’m traveling. I’m not convinced yet that a tablet is going to get the job done when I’m on the road and I want to spend a couple of hours writing, answering emails, or grading papers.
So, I’m curious. Has anyone out there taken the tablet plunge? What do you think? Has it met your needs as well as you’d hoped? Do you think that a tablet will do what I need it to? Or, if you haven’t purchased a tablet yet, why not? Is it just financial, or do you have reservations about whether a tablet would work for you? Any thoughts you might have on this would be appreciated. I’d like to pull the trigger one way or the other by the end of the summer.