Then again, the need to choose may prove short-lived. Intel’s push for Ultrabooks has expanded into a push for “2-in-1” computers that can serve as a laptop or tablet with nearly equal grace. Such a device as PCs step forward to take on the mantle of consumption device with pride rather than derision.
All in all, it's up to the buyer to evaluate his or her needs and decide on whether a laptop or a tablet would be best. Both are equally good for different purposes.
In this era of technology we see it advance to a place where two kinds of electronics such as a tablet and a laptop can be seen a one piece of technology such as the the Windows 8 surface. not only you can use a functional keyboard but at the same time it has a optical touch screen that in a way allows the user to go beyond what a ordinary laptop or tablet can do.
One of the biggest factor in determining which is better is recognizing your needs. Do you need a tablet or a laptop? Do you already have a Desktop? If so, then a laptop wouldn’t be a good choice. A tablet would be a better choice that fills a larger gap. In that scenario, a laptop would just be a less powerful, slightly more portable desktop replacement. The next question you should ask yourself is what do you plan to use it for? If you just want a new gadget and don’t critically need it, then a tablet is the likely choice. On the other hand, if you were starting university and had a choice between a laptop or a tablet, get a laptop without question. That would fit your needs better.