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How to replace your laptop with a tablet

Make your computing even more portable.
Microsoft Surface Pro

Microsoft Surface Pro

Consider making a tablet your next computing device.


Companies have been promoting tablets as serious computing devices for a long time—at least as far back as Microsoft's 2001 Tablet PC. And in the last few years, as both hardware and software become more powerful, they've started to look like genuine laptop alternatives. If your aging computer is coming to the end of its useful life, then consider replacing it with a new tablet for a simpler and more lightweight experience. Below, we'll explain the type of computing tablets do best, the pros and cons of switching devices, and everything else you need to know.

Make the decision

The gap between laptops and tablets is smaller than ever, but each type of device does excel in different areas,

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