Laptops vs Tablets

You may find Yourself in a position where you’re not really sure what to get out of a Laptop and a Tablet but there are pros and cons to both of them which we will discuss.


When it comes to Portability A tablet will usually always win. However, if you’re getting a hybrid or a big Tablet you also might want to consider buying a Laptop instead.


In Terms of Performance…

Laptops will have the edge here. The main reason is because their larger cases can pick up more hardware compared to tablets.



Because of their smaller size Tablets will have a shorter battery life compared to Laptops.



Usually top of the range Laptops will go for around the £900 -1500 mark while Tablet top of the ranges will go for £600-800. So if money is an issue a Tablet may be the way to go.



Laptops have a better versatile experience while tablets are more centered around apps. However, as there are many tablets getting more advance now, with some you can download apps and have your desktop with windows 10 giving you a hybrid experience.


Screen Size

With both Laptops and Tablets you can find pretty much any screen size these days.But on the whole, Laptops tend to have a screen size of about 12-16 inches while Tablets are around the 7-11-inch range. With both devices the choices outside of that that start to get much more limited.

There’s No Right Or Wrong

Ultimately the choice is up to you. However, if you want something that is extremely light, portable, not so pricy and love Apps then a Tablet will probably be your best option. But if you’re Looking for something which is much all rounded and has many flexible options and even to do job or business work on, then a Laptop may fit you best.



What Is A Device Driver Programme?

To understand what a device driver programme is, think of all the devices you insert on your computer; USB Flash disks, diskettes, printers, CD ROM readers, etc; for the computer to read all these, it has to have a device driver. Usually, most of the device drivers come with the Operating system that you are using. But along the way, to may buy a new device that needs a device driver which wasn’t anticipated by the OS. The drive thus converts all the input and output instructions to the OS, into a language that the devices will understand.

device driver

  • Most Windows programs have what is known as Virtual device drivers. The programs will interface with Windows Virtual Machine Manager.
  • Each main hardware has a virtual device driver; these include the drive controller, hard disk, serial ports, keyboard, etc.
  • The operating system gets constant interrupts from both the software and hardware; the work and role of the virtual device drivers is to handle interrupts caused by software.
  • Device drivers are oft categorized into the below;
  1. Block device drivers
  2. Character device drivers
  3. Pseudo device drivers
  4. Network device drivers

Rather than buying a new driver, there are times an existing device driver may be configured. The configuration is usually done to make the device compatible with the system management. Configuration entails writing the device driver and creating a single binary module. This module is then tested on a running system to ascertain its viability and effectiveness.

The configuration of device driver is categorized into either static configuration, or dynamic configuration. In static configuration, the tasks and tools necessary to make the device compatible with the Kernel at a given time, are configured; in dynamic configuration, the same tasks ad tools are configured, but in a way that makes them compatible with the kernel at any given time.


Having the above basic information about device driver programs is very crucial.