Advancements in everyday tech have allowed us to replace many things in our lives. Laptop and desktop computers helped some go paper- and pen-less. Touchscreen tablet computers only furthered the transition.

As companies make more powerful tablet devices, the iPads and Surface Pros of the world may be able to dethrone the Macbooks and ultrabooks that have nestled ­themselves on our desks and in our bags. Check out this handy guide to see if you should put your trust in a tablet.

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This article was originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of Popular Science, *under the title, “Should I Replace My Laptop With A Tablet?”.