The vast majority of individuals between the ages of eight to eighty have a mobile device of some sort with most either owning a smartphone or having access to one so it is not surprising that people are questioning the need for a home computer or laptop. The vast majority of tasks can be completed without any problem on a smartphone ranging from reading and sending emails to doing an online shop but are there applications that do not translate well from a computer to a mobile device or should we all just ditch our cumbersome computers and buy a top of the range smartphone instead?
As had previously been stated for most ordinary people’s needs a mobile device is fine but if you are a person who uses a computer to write more than an occasional letter perhaps your are an author or journalist then a smartphone just will not do. The frustration of trying to type on a small keyboard is one of the main problems as is the ability to organise your work and format it appropriately.
If you enjoy photography and like to manipulate the images you have captured, a computer makes this process much easier although simple changes to images can be made on most modern smartphones.