A tablet is portable, lightweight and convenient to use while offering much of the same functionality as a traditional computer, permitting the user to access email and utilize the Internet. Tablets are also generally cheaper than traditional computers.
Because of its small size and light weight, it is easy to carry a tablet in a handbag, backpack or briefcase. A tablet is comfortable to use whether held in the hands or placed on a desk, and its screen can be oriented in either portrait or landscape mode. Most tablets also allow users to take notes, make audio recordings, play games and read books.