Go into any public place and you will be likely to see people using a tablet in some way. Tablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, are now as common as mobile phones and laptops used to be a few years ago. Advances in technology and a market need for devices which combine several different functions have seen the tablet emerge as a leader in the communications arena. Whilst laptops and mobile phones still enjoy considerable popularity, tablets have several major advantages over these gadgets, hence their ever-growing usage.

The most obvious advantage a tablet has over a laptop is its dimensions. Tablets are typically less than a quarter of the size of an average laptop and much lighter. This makes them far more portable than a laptop, as they can fit into a coat pocket or handbag rather than requiring their own, special padded carrier. A tablet is far lighter than a laptop and definitely weighs less than a traditional desktop computer, making it comfortable to carry for long periods of time.

Due to its small size, the tablet is far more easily accessible than more traditional computers. It can be easily hand held, meaning you can use your tablet whilst standing or walking in a way that is impossible with a laptop. This makes it the ideal choice for being out and about, needing to stay in contact with others and access the internet without having to find a flat surface, sit down and unpack the laptop. The battery life is considerably longer than that of a laptop, so functionality isn’t compromised by the need for frequent recharging.

Tablets are multi-functional. One tablet can act as a computer, a mobile phone, an I-pad and a multi-media system all in one, package. This reduces the number of gadgets to carry around. The purpose of the tablet is simply changed, using the touch screen.

The Samsung Galaxy tab 2, in common with other tablets, is a compact, light, accessible machine which combines multiple functions. These assets make it the device of choice for many people, hence its increasing popularity.