The mod­ern rhythm of life requires us to be con­stant­ly in touch and in a work­ing rhythm. This means that there should always be a suit­able device at hand to per­form basic tasks, and not always a smart­phone is ready to per­form this func­tion. There­fore, we car­ry portable lap­tops or tablets with us. But how to make the right choice and not make a mis­take? We will talk about this, giv­en the func­tion­al­i­ty and pow­er of var­i­ous devices.

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The first thing to fig­ure out is the main task list for which you intend to use your lap­top or tablet.

If you are most often deal­ing with texts and sim­i­lar files, then you will need a key­board. Despite the fact that tablets allow you to type text both from the screen and using an addi­tion­al Blue­tooth key­board, lap­tops are more effi­cient for such tasks. Tablets, as a rule, work on Android, and the func­tion­al­i­ty of Win­dows OS is much more con­ve­nient for print­ing.

It is the lap­top that will pro­vide you with the usu­al lay­out and large keys. A sep­a­rate plus is a large screen on which it will be eas­i­er and more con­ve­nient to rec­og­nize text.

If you need not only the func­tion­al­i­ty of a type­writer, but also porta­bil­i­ty, then you can pay atten­tion to a trans­former lap­top. Depend­ing on the mod­el, you will get a large screen res­o­lu­tion, a touch­screen, plus the abil­i­ty to use the screen as a full-fledged tablet in case you need to read text or show some­thing.

The oppo­site sit­u­a­tion applies to those who work with graph­ics. In this case, you should pay atten­tion to sev­er­al para­me­ters. First, you need the abil­i­ty to work with a touch screen or a sty­lus. If you only want to use one device, rather than con­nect­ing your graph­ics tablet to your lap­top, then a portable tablet is the way to go. At the same time, dig­i­tal paint­ing requires a cer­tain set of appli­ca­tions, and in this regard, Android tablets are some­what lim­it­ed in choice. The specifics of work­ing with the sty­lus are also impor­tant, such as recog­ni­tion of the press­ing force. There­fore, for graph­ics, one of the most ver­sa­tile and func­tion­al devices is the Apple iPad Pro tablet.

Lap­tops can have their ben­e­fits too, but porta­bil­i­ty isn’t one of them. In addi­tion, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the screen often do not meet the require­ments of the artist. Even when work­ing on a PC, art work­ers pre­fer to choose exter­nal and most advanced mon­i­tors. iPad has the same fea­tures as Mac lap­top mon­i­tors, mak­ing it ide­al for artists and design­ers.

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How­ev­er, if the task is not only to work with graph­ic appli­ca­tions, but also to build 3D mod­els, the user will need high com­put­ing pow­er. And in this regard, despite the improved func­tion­al­i­ty of mod­ern tablets, their char­ac­ter­is­tics will not be enough. Here you will have to turn to the most sophis­ti­cat­ed and, accord­ing­ly, large-sized lap­tops with high para­me­ters. A pow­er­ful proces­sor, Intel Core i7 or Intel Core i9, a large amount of RAM, built-in SSD mem­o­ry and a dis­crete graph­ics card will become a manda­to­ry ele­ment. All this increas­es both the phys­i­cal size of the lap­top and its cost. In this case, you will have to for­get about porta­bil­i­ty. The most ver­sa­tile option, again, is a trans­former lap­top, how­ev­er, such devices rarely receive high com­put­ing pow­er, so we rec­om­mend a reg­u­lar lap­top.

Now a lot of users work with video con­tent. For such tasks, in prin­ci­ple, you can equal­ly suc­cess­ful­ly use both a lap­top and a tablet. If you have to edit video, then the tablet’s touch inter­face can be much more con­ve­nient than the usu­al mouse + key­board prin­ci­ple. You will be able to con­trol actions much more accu­rate­ly, under­stand where to cut video or audio. All this can be done on the go, right on the way from film­ing, espe­cial­ly if you use cloud stor­age to ensure that you have access to the video from any device. Even by con­nect­ing Blue­tooth head­phones, you can lis­ten to the audio track and syn­chro­nize it with the video.

The lap­top wins in dis­play size, but los­es in porta­bil­i­ty. To use it, you will have to select a place, and even more so, you will not be able to mount the roller on weight. But you can store files and fin­ished videos direct­ly on the com­put­er’s dri­ve, and then every­thing is much eas­i­er to trans­fer to your home PC.

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If you use your devices most­ly for surf­ing the web, read­ing con­tent or watch­ing movies, but a smart­phone is not enough for these tasks, then a tablet will be the best option. Its dimen­sions are ratio­nal­ly larg­er than those of a smart­phone, so both movies and books will be eas­i­ly rec­og­niz­able. A set of appli­ca­tions allows you to play both, and even lis­ten to music. If you choose a tablet mod­el with a suit­able amount of inter­nal mem­o­ry, then you can store all the nec­es­sary files direct­ly on it, and you will not have to look for Wi-Fi if you are on the road. Mod­ern tablets can use 4G net­works by con­nect­ing a SIM card. That is, it will not even be nec­es­sary to dis­trib­ute the Inter­net from a smart­phone in order to enjoy all its advan­tages. Tablets also have spe­cial bright­ness set­tings for screen read­ers, at these set­tings, the eyes hard­ly get tired, since the bright­ness is low­ered. This is much more con­ve­nient than con­stant­ly adjust­ing the bright­ness on a lap­top. In addi­tion, you can sim­ply down­load the nec­es­sary appli­ca­tions where you can buy and read comics and books, as well as use a stream­ing sub­scrip­tion.

There is also a cat­e­go­ry of peo­ple who use devices main­ly for com­mu­ni­ca­tion and calls. In this case, it is enough to get by with a smart­phone with a large screen, but if you still want to pur­chase a sep­a­rate device, then a fold­ing trans­former smart­phone may be an ide­al choice. Sev­er­al mod­ern mod­els unfold to turn into a tablet, and also func­tion in a semi-fold­ed form, rep­re­sent­ing a smart­phone with an addi­tion­al key­board on the sec­ond screen. Such a smart­phone can replace the func­tion­al­i­ty of a tablet, expand­ing the stan­dard capa­bil­i­ties of a smart­phone. In addi­tion, due to the pres­ence of high-qual­i­ty cam­eras, it is suit­able for video com­mu­ni­ca­tion and pho­tog­ra­phy. Stan­dard tablets often get less advanced cam­eras than smart­phones, so their pow­er is not always enough for pho­tog­ra­phy.

The Apple Mac­Book Pro 13″ is the all-in-one choice for graph­ics, audio, dig­i­tal paint­ing, text, and more. The lap­top fea­tures a high-qual­i­ty Reti­na screen, state-of-the-art per­for­mance and pow­er to work with com­put­ing and com­plex demand­ing appli­ca­tions. Mac­Book Pro runs on a quad-core Intel Core i5 proces­sor with up to 4.7 GHz in boost mode. You can choose a mod­el with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of inter­nal mem­o­ry on an SSD dri­ve. Alter­na­tive­ly, you can pur­chase the ultra-mod­ern 16-inch Mac­Book Pro or the less pow­er­ful but more portable Mac­Book Air. In any case, you can enjoy all the advan­tages of Mac com­put­ers, espe­cial­ly if you use an iOS smart­phone. Apple lap­tops are val­ued for their qual­i­ty soft­ware, free upgrade­able oper­at­ing sys­tem, and speed. In addi­tion, users are attract­ed by the styl­ish design and pre­mi­um fea­tures of the devices.

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When choos­ing the per­fect tablet for work, it’s hard to find a bet­ter option than the iPad Pro. Designed specif­i­cal­ly for artists, this tablet meets their key require­ments. A wide range of appli­ca­tions designed for draw­ing, pho­to edit­ing and design allows you to com­plete tasks even on the go. The tablet works with the Apple Pen, turn­ing into a real draw­ing tablet that is not infe­ri­or in its capa­bil­i­ties to spe­cial­ized devices such as the Wacom Cin­tiq. If you con­nect a Blue­tooth key­board to it, it will turn into a com­pact and light­weight lap­top. The high-qual­i­ty Reti­na dis­play is capa­ble of ren­der­ing col­ors with incred­i­ble fideli­ty. Its diag­o­nal is 11 inch­es in the younger mod­el and 12.9 inch­es in the old­er one, and there are thin frames along the edges. The device is easy to trans­port and looks styl­ish and mod­ern.

One of the best con­vert­ible lap­tops you can buy today is the Asus Chrome­book Flip C434. This mod­el has a pre­mi­um design with a sol­id body and thin bezels around the screen. Thanks to this, it looks spec­tac­u­lar both in a full-fledged lap­top for­mat and as a tablet. Asus Chrome­book Flip C434 is not the most afford­able mod­el, but it got the pow­er of a lap­top and touch­screen func­tion­al­i­ty. Two options let you choose between an Intel Core i5 proces­sor and an Intel Core i7 proces­sor. The screen diag­o­nal is 14 inch­es. The case has USB, 2 Type‑C inputs, a card read­er and a head­phone jack, but it is locat­ed on the key­board pan­el. The screen received impres­sive bright­ness and qual­i­ty. You can also choose a mod­i­fi­ca­tion with 8 or 16 GB of RAM, and the SSD has a capac­i­ty of 256 GB.

The choice of fold­ing smart­phones is still small, but even among them there are already some­thing to pay atten­tion to. Sam­sung Galaxy Fold is per­haps one of the most pop­u­lar devices of this type. When fold­ed, the screen has a diag­o­nal of 4.6 inch­es, when unfold­ed — 7.3 inch­es and a res­o­lu­tion of 2152x1536. The smart­phone folds in half ver­ti­cal­ly and weighs 276 g. It is sig­nif­i­cant­ly larg­er than oth­er smart­phones. The dis­play folds in half with Infin­i­ty Flex tech­nol­o­gy. The exter­nal Super AMOLED screen has a 21:9 aspect ratio and HD+ res­o­lu­tion.

In addi­tion, the smart­phone received mod­ern cam­eras — a 10 megapix­el self­ie cam­era is locat­ed on the front pan­el. Like­wise, inside is the same self­ie cam­era and an addi­tion­al 8MP depth sen­sor for por­trait mode.

The main cam­era con­sists of three sen­sors, 16 MP ultra wide-angle, 12 MP wide-angle and 12 MP tele­pho­to. Sam­sung Galaxy Fold runs on OC Android and per­forms the func­tion­al­i­ty of a smart­phone and tablet at the same time.

Choos­ing one uni­ver­sal device for all tasks is much more dif­fi­cult than it seems. In most cas­es, you will always find flaws or fea­tures that you would like to add. There­fore, always make a deci­sion based on the tasks that you have to per­form most often.