Would you be able to use a tablet computer and nothing else? [2013]

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asked Jun 2, 2012 by jon20c (166 points)
If you had to get rid of ALL your computers and only use a tablet would you be able to do it.
commented Jun 30, 2013 by jon20c (166 points)
My interest in technology has shifted, so now all I am interested in is media consumption, So I would be able to only use a tablet.

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answered Jun 2, 2012 by Billy Aoki (3,656 points)

I'll only use my tablet when I'm outside. At home, my PC does everything for me. If I need to move around while I'm at home, I'll just use my laptop.
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answered Jun 2, 2012 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Not really since I need my desktops over here with the different environments that I am using. So a tablet PC will not be able to do the things that I need to do like I do on my desktop machines.
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answered Jun 2, 2012 by jadtechnic (2,001 points)
in trurth yes you can get along with just a tablet it will do everything a desk top  will and more  :)

in reality  many can get more done on the PC  bigger monitor key board and such so really a matter o preference and  how many hours you spend  at the key board staring and typing ..
commented Jun 3, 2012 by Compucore (2,451 points)
Its based on personal preferences. Some people like myself deal with other operating systems like Unix, Linux, AIX. Tablet pc wouldn't be able to handle those kind of OS's on their current line of processors, memory configurations and available space that is in there. Current line of computers and laptops are able to handle this since Operating systems like I just mentioned are available for the current line of computers. Tablets may have even a harder time running those kind of OS's. Again it's based on preferences for something like this.
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answered Jun 3, 2012 by Drmgiver (1,266 points)
There is no way I could.  I need at least a laptop.
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answered Jun 3, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
Naaaa, I'd need a laptop. A Tablet can't do the more intensive things like accurately video edit or make music. Yes I am aware of iMovie and Garageband for iPad, but still. The more professional things are still on Desktops/Laptops.
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answered Dec 10, 2012 by sfrancis928 (2,716 points)
Definitely not. For one thing, it would throw any sort of remotely professional video work out the window.
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answered Dec 12, 2012 by ClosetFuturist (1,891 points)
No, not even close. They don't have the connectivity, storage space, application compatibility or the video hardware for it...yet.
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answered Jun 30, 2013 by gnomieflorian (86 points)
I have several computers and I think that if Intel would make ARM-based energy efficient x86 processors it would be very possible.  The surface for example is a terrible tablet because of short battery life. While it is powerful, an ARzm-processor, I need my PC for gaming, video editing and virtualization. If that would be possible on a TABLET, not an ultrabook in tablet form. I would immediately switch and get rid of all my notebooks.
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answered Jun 30, 2013 by jjb0894 (881 points)
I do some content creation that tablets just can't handle fully yet. Like video editing, sure there's iMovie for iOS , but I don't feel thst that's really powerful enough for what I presently need. And whoever says tablets are only media consumption devices, I respectfully disagree, there's a lot of semi-professional and more basic content creation that can happen on a tablet.
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answered Jun 30, 2013 by ryebread761 (7,676 points)
I would be able to do it, but I would have to stop doing some things I enjoy such as Programming (this is just a hobby for me currently) and playing PC games.
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