To Tablet or Not to Tablet: How to Tell If a Tablet Will Improve Your Life

With the state of the global economy, many of us are very careful when it comes to any type of investment or purchase. Especially when it comes to pricier ones like tablets.

Thus, before jumping the gun and clicking on the buy button, read the information below. We’re here to advise you on how to tell if a tablet will improve your life or not. 

Enhanced Entertainment

We’ll start this off with all of the benefits that come along with owning a tablet for the entertainment-seekers out there. Now, if you’re a casual gamer, you probably enjoy playing gaming apps and browser games on your phone frequently. 

After all, this is a convenient way to get some gaming hours while being on the go, which is ideal for busy people. Alas, most phones tend to be limited when it comes to screen size and the ability to run heavier games. 

As an example, let’s take a look at a rising gaming genre such as online table games. Live dealer casino games – be it roulette, blackjack, or baccarat – let you wager on your phone, with the interface designed to accommodate all the details seamlessly.

That is, they allow users to experience the thrill of a real casino on the go or from the comfort of their homes – via their mobile devices, tablets, or desktops. 

This is at no fault of the platform or developers, as the games are fully adapted to every device size with a well-designed UI.

The reason is that the beauty of playing such games comes from the high levels of immersion, all thanks to the fact that you have a human host/croupier playing with you who is streamed via a live video and audio feed. 

Unfortunately, a smaller screen can make it easier for you to be distracted, thus detracting from the whole experience. Especially if your phone is smaller than average and your eyesight is not that great, requiring you to constantly zoom into the video.  

And here’s where tablets come in, with all the same functionalities of a phone. The main difference is that it comes with a larger screen and typically improved hardware that can run games better. Thus, running a live browser game such as the aforementioned one will be of no trouble and will be more enjoyable for you.

Beyond gaming, tablets are also great when you want to stream movies or TV shows. Particularly if you’re someone who travels a lot, it’s easy to set up a tablet in a hotel or while commuting. This rings even more true if you are with another person, as sharing a small screen, in this case, would simply be incredibly uncomfortable. 

The Functionality of a Tablet for Work

Generally speaking, tablets tend to be more versatile than a phone and more portable than a PC. To help you picture this better in your mind if a laptop and a phone could have a baby – it would be a tablet. This makes it a great option to be productive and connected to work at all times.

You can easily multi-task thanks to the larger screen, so checking your emails whilst performing a task simultaneously won’t be difficult. And we’d go as far as to say that a tablet can replace your work laptop in a pinch. You would simply need to invest in a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse so you can have a proper work setup wherever you go. 

And since most tools like Asana can now be accessed via the App Store and Play Store, it makes working on a tablet even simpler. And should you specifically need to use your PC, you can easily set up remote access to it via your tablet.

For professionals who work in creative spheres, the fact that tablets have a touch-screen comes with the added benefit of being able to use a stylus. Thus, you can use it to create different designs through graphics editor apps like Procreate without having to invest or carry a graphic design tablet. 

Finally, we’d like to add that it is a great option for note-taking, as it can keep all of your notes in one device. And, if you don’t have your tablet on you, you can still access the notes via the cloud, just make sure to remember to keep the synching option on. 


While we have covered the basic needs one would typically want to be enhanced, apart from work and play you should consider the costs involved. If you want a high-quality tablet, such as one sold by Samsung or Apple, you’ll have to be prepared to shell out a decent amount of money.

Plus, to create the most optimal system, we’d advise you to pick a tablet with the same operating system as your phone and other devices you may have. 

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide if a tablet is something you should invest in. Make sure to weigh in all the pros and cons, and carefully evaluate if having a tablet would align with your lifestyle and improve it accordingly.