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8. Bluetooth connectivity
I have become a keen user of Bluetooth — from headphones and headsets to keyboards. And tablets, unlike laptops, make connecting to these devices easy. Even with a built-in card, the connection process is far harder with a laptop than with a tablet.
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Tablet top view
Getting a laptop out of hibernation is a very different experience to waking up a tablet. Tablets are the closest thing we have to an instant-on computer. And when you're a mobile worker, nothing beats instant-on. If you need to write a note or send a short email, you'll complete the task much more quickly with a tablet.
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10. Social integration
Some might argue that social networking isn't relevant to business use. But even those working on the move may need to maintain contact with co-workers, family, and friends. Rather than having to use a browser for everything, grab an Android tablet that can quickly have you Facebooking, Tweeting, and Tumbling. And if you think that's a waste of time, remember that small businesses depend on social-networking tools for free marketing.
The tablet era
Tablets are not only here to stay, but it's only be a matter of time before they usurp the laptop as the preferred choice for the mobile business user. Or do you think other obstacles lie in the tablet's path?
This story originally appeared as 10 reasons why tablets will overtake laptops in the next year on TechRepublic.
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