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Tablets vs. Computers:
Advantages of One to Another

A Term Paper
Presented to
Ms. Jeramie B. Landicho
College of Education,
Arts and Sciences, English Language
De La Salle Lipa
Area

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
COMSKI2
Second Semester
School Year 2012-2013

by
Balbuena, Ace Patrick C.
Calderon, Elijah John T.

ABSTRACT

Long ago people only use computers or also known as personal computers. But since the technology is fast evolving, Laptops or portable computers came into market and it not just stayed there, now we have tablets or touch screened gadgets. Tablet PCs have become quite popular thanks to their extreme portability, easy to use interfaces and the wide range of ways they can be used. This paper aims to show which is better and which is more efficient between tablets and computers. Since the trend now on especially on youths and business men is having a tablet, we will examine its advantages. We will also examine the advantage of computers since we are used in working with it even before these tablets come. In addition, the researchers also seek for the features of tablets and computers and examine which is better.

Tablets vs. Computers:
Advantages of One to Another

Many years have passed since computers were invented to help people in many ways. As people grow, computers improve in many ways. First is the laptop, next comes the tablet. Tablet PCs are just like desktop computers. Both can manage to do calculations and file storage. In entertainment, you can watch movies, play games and music in both devices. Tablet PCs are just improved desktop computers that’s why there are some features that a desktop computer doesn’t have. Desktop computers are much easier to use because of its parts that are helping the user to use the computer easily. One of the parts is the keyboard, which is easier to use than a touchscreen that a tablet PC has. Keyboards are used to input data to the computer system then the data that has been input will be stored in a storage area inside the CPU which is also known as the Central Processing Unit. The Central Processing Unit of a desktop computer is the one that stores all of the data that has been entered and saved from the desktop computer. The tablet PC’s central processing unit is placed inside itself unlike the desktop computer that is placed apart to its other parts. Another part of a desktop computer is the mouse. A computer mouse is an input device that is always used with a desktop computer. Moving a mouse along a flat surface can move the on-screen cursor to different items on the screen. Items can be moved or selected by pressing the mouse buttons (called clicking). In Tablet PC, you don’t need a computer mouse to select or move items. All you need is to touch the screen to select and hold the screen to move items. This is called “touch screen”. A touchscreen is an electronic visual display that the user can control through simple or multi-touch gestures by touching the screen with one or more fingers. Some touchscreens can also detect objects such as a stylus or ordinary or specially coated gloves. The user can use the touchscreen to react to what is displayed and to control how it is displayed (for example by zooming the text size). The touchscreen enables the user to interact directly with what is displayed, rather than using a mouse, touchpad, or any other intermediate device (other than a stylus, which is optional for most modern touchscreens). Touchscreens are common in devices such as game consoles, all-in-one computers, tablet computers, and smartphones. They can also be attached to computers or, as terminals, to networks. They also play a prominent role in the design of digital appliances such as personal digital assistants (PDAs), satellite navigation devices, mobile phones, and video games. In today’s generation, tablet PCs are slowly killing desktop computers. Desktop computers were supposed to have died years...
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