ComTech: IT Support Stirling

PC or Post PC? I don’t really think it matters

ComTech: IT Support Stirling

PC’s, tablets, smartphones and laptops all have one thing in common and that is the ability to get things done.  This could be surfing the internet, printing a document, editing a spreadsheet or even checking Facebook.  So with this in mind does it actually matter which device you use?

PC sales are on the slide and have been for quite a while and until recently tablet sales have been rocketing (only recently has there been any indication of a slowdown). This in turn has led many people to think that PC’s have become the technical equivalent of the dinosaur and tablets are “the way forward”.  For many people this may indeed be the case but for a large percentage of users (both home and business) PC’s and laptops make more sense due to the large screens and the ability to be able to use the mouse.

Everyone has different computing requirements and what works for one person won’t neccesarily work for the next. Take me as an example.  Two weeks ago I bought a 10 inch android tablet (which I am currently using to write this) with the intention of using it for work.  I will be using it for approx 95% of my daily work tasks and for the rest of the time I will change back to my MacBook.  The reason for this change is the mobility the tablet gives me when out and about. Yes I could lug the MacBook around but the tablet is lighter and the battery lasts longer. Is this the correct way for me to work? Maybe  Would this approach work for you? Possibly but it would depend on what software you use and your desire to work on a smaller screen.

To be honest I don’t really think it matters what device you use so long as you are productive and the work gets done.  You will always get people on both sides of the fence who say their device is better because of blah, blah, blah but really who cares?

Get the device, or devices, which work for you and don’t listen to anyone else.

Now go and get some work done!!

About the Author


Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows, Mac and Linux based IT Support to small businesses in Stirling, Alloa and Falkirk.

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