Difference Between Tablet and Notebook


Main Difference

When we are talking about 21st century it means we are talking about new inventions, the inventions made in this century are much more than made before. In today’s world the researchers have created alternative of everything and with every day we see up gradation of new features for invented devices. Some decades back we didn’t have many options, such like several decades back the invention of that time ‘computer’ was said to be a complete device but improvement and research proved it wrong, now there are many devices which are used as alternative of a great device of 20th century.

What is Tablet?

A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a mobile computer with display, circuitry and battery in a single unit. A tablet is a wireless, portable personal with a touch screen interface. Tablets come equipped with sensors, including cameras, a microphone, an accelerometer and a touch screen. They may include physical buttons (for example: to control basic features such as speaker volume and power) and ports (for network communications and to charge the battery).A tablet is packed with a stylus which can use as a pointing device or as a pen when writing input. They first became popular products in 2010 with the launch of the very first Apple iPad. Tablets are typically larger than smart phones or personal digital assistants at 7 inches (18 cm) or measured diagonally.


What is Notebook?

It is an extremely lightweight personal computer, it typically weigh less than 6 pounds and are small enough to fit in a briefcase. Notebooks are type of portable computers, a notebook has keyboard with an attached screen. Notebook computer usually run on a single main battery, however the batteries need to be recharged every few hours. It has a similar screen than usually computers, because this machine is designed to be portable. It has many characteristics with it; compact, light weight, small, and portable. Depending on the size of the notebook, its keyboard may also be smaller than the keyboard use with your desktop computer. With the passage of time the difference between laptops and notebook has gradually died away.


Key Differences

  1. Tablets often lack the full QWERTY keyboard seen on notebooks.
  2. Most of the Tablets have quality of touchscreen use, but it is not found on most notebooks.
  3. Tablets are much more expensive compared to notebooks.
  4. Tablets are more flexible compared to laptops.
  5. A notebook usually runs windows but a tablet will run and is made for mobile gaming but notebooks will run faster because there is more pack to punch to them.
  6. They both are called portable computers although tablet comes with no physical keyboards.
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