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Laptop vs Smartphone. Authors: Kathy Forney Amanda Kasson Tobias Kiuntke Jeffrey Olson. Research Reviews. Laptop-High Speed Cable. Smartphone-4G/3G. Third overall choice in 2011 Ideal for travelers, field workers, rural residents Can be convenient

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Laptop vs smartphone

Laptop vs Smartphone

Authors:

Kathy Forney

Amanda Kasson

Tobias Kiuntke

Jeffrey Olson


Research reviews
Research Reviews

Laptop-High Speed Cable

Smartphone-4G/3G

  • Third overall choice in 2011

  • Ideal for travelers, field workers, rural residents

  • Can be convenient

  • Down speed on 4G can be 21 mbps or faster

  • Fastest overall choice in 2011

  • Best for heavy file sharing, heavy downloading

  • Good choice for serious gamers-latency moderate

  • Multiple PCs can share a single connection

  • Most users have cable connection-set-up fast

  • All-in-one media bundle attractive


Processing speed
Processing Speed

Laptop

Smartphone

  • Down Speed: 0.4 to 50 mbps

  • Up Speed: 0.2 to 6 mbps

  • Latency: 250 to 800 ms (less is better)

  • Down Speed: 1.5 to 15 mbps

  • Up Speed: 128 kbps to 1.0 mbps

  • Latency: 75 to 400 ms (depends on area, less is better)


Able to connect to networks
Able to connect to networks

Smartphone

  • $30 to $110 per month (plus start up fees)/expensive

  • Pay as you go internet

  • Ability to connect with other devices

  • May not have 3G/4G connection

  • Limited Carriers/area

Laptop

  • $25 to $90 per month/less expensive

  • Limit on internet company’s/area

  • Pick your connection speed/cost

  • Router or Wireless


Battery life
Battery Life

Laptops-Top 3 Longest Life

Smartphones-Top 3 Shortest Life

  • Motorola i412(Boost Mobile)=3 hrs.

  • ZTE Chorus(Cricket Wireless)=3.35 hrs.

  • LG Enforce(AT&T)=3.6 hrs.

  • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx=19.78 hrs.

  • LG Optimus=16.08 hrs.

  • Apple iPhone=14.55 hrs.


Laptop battery life top 5 longest life of 2011
Laptop Battery LifeTop 5 Longest Life of 2011

  • MacBook Pro = 418 min

  • Toshiba = 421 min.

  • Apple = 425 min.

  • ThinkPad T20 = 442 min.

  • HP Pavilion dv7 = 513 min.


Laptop vs smartphone
Size

Smartphone

Laptop

  • Heavier/Hard To Carry

  • Not Easy to Store

  • Wide Screen/Easy Reading

  • Full Keyboard

  • Full Mouse Options

  • Mouse options

  • Screen small/hard to read

  • Keypad small/not easy to use

  • Pocket Worthy/Carrying

  • Attach to belt/Handbag

  • Touch Screen Option Easy


Additional hardware add ons
Additional Hardware Add-Ons

Smartphones

Laptops

  • Hardware Impairment Features

  • Scan/Copy/Printers

  • Network Connections

  • Connect Camera/Camcorder(Photoshop)

  • Phone connections for information retrieval

  • No Thumb Drive

  • No Print/Scan/Copy

  • Connect to Camera/Camcorder

  • Connect to Computer

  • SD/SM Storage Available

  • Surround Sound Connections

  • Larger Display Connections


Able to add programs
Able To add programs

Smartphones

Laptops

  • Install Software on Demand

  • Buy/Download from Internet

  • All Security Software at Disposal

  • Hard Copy’s of Software/Reuse

  • Most Software Compatible With Most Laptops

  • Outside of Android & Apple shortage of availability

  • Download apps easy/quick

  • Calendar Application

  • Instant Messaging/Email

  • Download & Play Games

  • Personal Info. Management


Overall user preference
Overall user preference

Laptop

Smartphone

  • Can take anywhere/store anywhere

  • Internet searching

  • Take pictures

  • Download/Play music

  • Used as GPS device

  • Millions of Apps to choose from for user needs

  • May be interrupted airway (depending on location)

  • Great if user stationary/on the go

  • Split/multiple screens-easier to see information

  • User Impairment features

  • Great for large projects

  • Store information on thumb drive/take it with

  • Consistent airways/little or no interruption


Easy to use learn
Easy to use/Learn

Smartphones

Laptops

  • Manual For Easy Installation

  • Support On Internet

  • (800) number to call for problems

  • Most PCs have same features

  • Are easy for the average user to figure

  • Every Phone Different Features

  • Very High Tech for Average Users

  • Direction Manual

  • Information Knowledged Users Love Features

  • Average User May Not Use Smartphone


Support services available
Support Services Available

Smartphones

Laptops

  • Internet

  • Microsoft.com

  • (800) numbers to Manufacturer

  • Call Store Purchased From

  • Warranty

  • One Time Support-Upgrade for More Services

  • Customer Service/Manufacturer

  • (800) number to call for Help

  • Take Phone Back to Retailer for Help

  • Elements May Damper Causing to Replace Often/Expensive

  • Limited Warranty


Team weighted point evaluation spreadsheet
Team Weighted Point Evaluation Spreadsheet

The team has put together a spreadsheet based on the user preference for each product (laptop and smartphone). Using the Weighted Point Evaluation the users determined, based on criteria shown the ranking of each product-based on each users personal experience with each product. The spreadsheet shows the results of the evaluation.


Maintenance repair
Maintenance/Repair

Smartphones

Laptops

  • Limited Warranty

  • May Be Outdated

  • Expensive/Maint. Tech to Fix

  • Parts are Easy to get

  • Experienced User can Fix Own PC/Inexpensive

  • Retail Stores Fix/May Be Expensive

  • May be outdated

  • Retail Stores Don’t Fix Phones

  • Expensive

  • Take it Back to Retail Outlet/Fix

  • Replace/Expensive

  • Limited Warranty

  • Insurance


References
References

www.netforbeginners.about.com

Guide to user computer support 5th edition

www.squidoo.com

www.toshiba.com

www.apple.com

www.reviews.cnet.com

www.techspot.com

www.ehow.com