In a very general sense, tablets are mostly for content consumption and computers are for content creation. Which is to say, if all you really do is read on the internet and play little games, tablets are great. If you're writing/blogging/drawing/etc. a lot, though, a real computer (laptop or otherwise) is a much better bet. A desktop also has the advantage of allowing you to fix it a piece at a time, instead of having to replace the whole thing if something stops working . . .