It’ll be great, we’ll get rid of the laptop and get a Tablet…

It’ll be great, we’ll get rid of the laptop and get a Tablet…

You’re a very modern office, want to live in the clouds and be free to work anywhere. Unfortunately what you get isn’t what you hoped, or at least for most people it isn’t. I could go on for hours about how laptops and desktops are better for office work but at the end of the day if you spend more than an hour typing per day then you’ll learn the hard way that for most people it is not the way to go.

Why you might ask?

  • Try working in excel without a number pad or only able to see 8 rows of a spreadsheet while the rest of your screen is taken up with a keyboard
  • Just try using excel – on most tablets it doesn’t exist, there’s alternatives but watch your users go green (and not with envy) when they open them
  • Try touch typing on any Bluetooth keyboard or heaven forbid the Microsoft Surface attempt at a cover/ keypad (the cheaper version at least)
  • Keyboard
  • Keyboard
  • Keyboard

Spot a patten? We are not at the stage yet where the laptop and desktop can be binned, not for business at least. Feel free to use the tablet for commuting, sales meetings, YouTube and LinkedIn but if you need to keep things compact and mobile, get a hybrid such as the Fujitsu Q702 or an ultrabook like the Toshiba Z930 both of which I’ve used extensively and without any back complaints or typing issues. I’ve even bounced the Toshiba off concrete a few times without affecting it’s operation, it does however look like it was used for target practice with a hammer!

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