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The massive growth of the tablet industry has led many to question whether custom laptops and notebooks are on their way out the door in favor of the slick, intuitive touch screen interface provided by tablet computing. But sales don't always reflect realities, and before replacing your laptop with a tablet, you should consider some of the drawbacks of doing so.

To begin with, a notebook will offer you far more processing power than a conventional tablet device will. The Apple iPad 4, which is a great device for consuming content and stands as the pinnacle of this market segment, features a dual-core A6x that runs each core at a speed of about 1.5 gigahertz (GHz). By contrast, the most inexpensive Apple MacBook Pro computer has an Intel Core i6 dual-core processor with a baseline speed of 2.5 GHz that can be "turbo-boosted" to 3.1 GHz. It also comes with 4 gigabytes (GB) of memory installed, while the iPad has 1 GB.

What this means is that high-powered, intensive tasks like video and photo editing, data processing and gaming are handled better by a laptop. It's true that there are thousands of games available for the iPad, and it can handle some light multimedia production capabilities. But its performance in both of these areas may not meet the demands of users who like to toggle between making HD video and playing "Assassin's Creed," or those working in scientific fields like engineering that design products or handle large amounts of data.

Tablets may have more popularity right now, but power users should still stick with getting a customized laptop from PortableOne to increase their productivity and remain at the top of their game.

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