As IT savvy person I want to have the latest and greatest in a term of productivity and mobility. I like the feeling of not being stuck to my desk,  but being able to travel and to do my projects on the go.

The question regarding the future of the mobile devices is very important for me.

In the past decade we all had a reply on our trusty desktop PC, moving it to our friends’ house for a Lan party, or moving to a new location was challenging, since the PC was not a compact device.

After that everyone bought laptops, because they become affordable and powerful at the same time. As long as you need not play the latest 3D shooter it was perfectly okay to buy such and enjoy it.

Recently I had to bring my laptop for a repair. I end up a month using my tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1. I tried to use it as a replacement of my laptop and even bought a Bluetooth keyboard.

I wonder around the idea, can this be the next stage of development of the technology? Can my tablet replace my laptop?

Tablets are portable and have long lasting battery, however my experiment proof the inefficiency of the ARM architecture and the lack of true multitasking.

What will be the future of the mobility and should we sell our laptop and use only our phone or tablet with an external monitor?

For the next 2 years, I believe the answer is no.

I see an opportunity in the hybrid devices which will be even more popular next year. They will use Intel processor, which provides true multitasking capabilities, they are very slim and provide long lasting battery life.

So next time when you are choosing between laptop or tablet, you may rather go for a hybrid PC.

Aleks Vladimriov is a Senior Software Developer, recognized Project Manager and Soft-skilled trainer and a coach.

Aleks Vladimirov

Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager

Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers’ needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.

He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.

He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.

In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.

He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.

In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.

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