10 Ways Your Smartphone has Already Replaced Your Laptop

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 20 Nov 2015

People have been discussing whether the Laptop is dead for the past few years. While many argue that there will always be a place for a bigger screen. A more powerful processor, and a physical keyboard. There’s no denying that people spend a ton of time on their smartphones. You might think that your Laptop is your pride and joy and that your smartphone could never replace it. But is that true? Let’s take a look at 10 of the ways your smartphone has already replaced your Laptop. As your go-to Internet/email/work/everything device.

It has a Giant Screen

As laptop screens get smaller, hello, Ultrabook-craze, smartphone screens are getting bigger. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch screen, which is practically laptop-sized. Okay, it’s still one-fourth the size of the Macbook Air’s 11.6-inch screen.


It has 128GB of Storage

Don’t worry; I’m not going to pull one of those. The first had 2 bytes of memory tropes on you. But your smartphone has much storage space, even compared to modern laptops. Plenty of entry-level Ultrabooks have 128GB SSDs. Why bother with a computer when you can store everything on your phone? And if not on your phone, in the cloud?

Windows 10 is a Universal Operating System

Windows 10 is a ‘universal’ operating system, which means it’s designed to look the same across all devices. Including smartphones and tablets. You might think this doesn’t affect you as an Android user, but it does if you use Windows. After all, Microsoft isn’t just replicating the Windows desktop experience on its smartphones. It’s repeating the smartphone experience on its desktops. Why bother switching back if your operating system is just a glorified smartphone OS?

It can Connect to a Bluetooth Keyboard

The lack of a physical keyboard argument is probably the best reason smartphones can’t replace laptops. But plenty of Bluetooth keyboards work with smartphones, including many full-sized keyboards, so that’s a terrible argument.


It’s Got a Touchscreen!

The marvelous new thing for laptops to have these days is touchscreens. Well, guess what? Your smartphone already has a touchscreen.

All the Cool Games are Mobile

And the cool games that aren’t mobile are huge-time sucks, anyway. Do you really need to spend 300 hours playing Fallout 4? Your phone is doing you a favor by keeping you on track with just a few hundred rounds of treatment.

It’s Always Connected

You know the drill, pull out your laptop, and immediately search for free Wi-Fi. On the other hand, your smartphone is always connected to the Internet. Sure, there’s a data limit unless you’re one of the lucky stubborn ones. But better to have a data limit than no Internet.

It’s Expensive

Now that nobody offers subsidized phones with 2-year contracts anymore. You have to pay the total price for your fancy smartphone. Yeah, the entire $650+ price. That’s as much as a laptop! Who can afford two $650 portable devices that connect to the Internet, check email, and play crappy mobile games?

It Fits in Your Bag

The first time I bought an 11-inch Macbook Air, I bought it for one main reason. It fits perfectly into my purse. But your smartphone fits into almost every bag! Would you rather lug around a smartphone laptop or just a smartphone? You can’t ditch the smartphone, but you can ditch the computer!

It’s with You All the Time

You know what they say; the best X is the X you have with you. You may not think your smartphone has replaced your laptop. But when you need to fire off a quick email or check to prove you’re right in an argument. Do you pull out your computer? I don’t think so.