Web on the Move

Thanks to modern technology we can all stay connected to the web while we’re on the move. Mobile broadband has transformed the way many of us stay online and with services becoming better all the time there has never been a more suitable way of enjoying what the web has to offer.

Picking the right device to stay mobile with though can be a little trickier. There are now so many different gadgets that allow you to connect to the web on the move that deciding on the right option is difficult.

Which device for me?

In the last few years, the development of the smartphone has become a major force when it comes to people staying connected to the web on the move. Modern smartphones are ideally suited to getting online, as many are now as powerful as some of the full size computers we used to use. The downside is that they’re quite small, so if you need a keyboard and screen to stay productive then this could be awkward.

However, thanks to the increased competition in the marketplace, this has also meant that laptops have come down in price dramatically over the last few years. The great thing about a conventional laptop is that it gives you the extra freedom of a larger working area, so if you need a machine that will allow you to get things done quickly and easily then this can be a better way to go.

Consider too one of the many netbook deals that are on offer these days. This smaller version of the laptop will often come with slightly less power and specification than a traditional laptop but makes up for that with a design that is more suitable to staying connected on the move. In particular, you’ll find that they weigh a lot less and that’s a real bonus if you’re travelling with one.

Another option

The other route that is proving to be increasingly popular is that of the tablet computer, which first appeared on the technology scene when Apple released its original iPad device. This is something that has been designed with the traveller in mind as they’re light and functional but also offer all of the benefits of mobile internet on the move.

Of course, Apple devices are not cheap to buy, but the good news is that there has been a wealth of rival tablets released onto the market and many of them make for an ideal purchase if you want to stay connected. Lookout for tablets that run the Google Android operating system as this has a proven track record for reliability and features while also being installed on many of the cheaper models.

Which one to buy?

Before you buy any mobile internet gadget though, it’s perhaps best to first decide what you want to use it for. If you’re simply browsing the web on the go then a great deal on a smartphone running Android makes a good bet. However, if you need to be productive on your travels then either a netbook or a tablet device is an ideal option too.

No matter what you buy though, the good news is that there are now more deals around than ever, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get connected and save some money too.

About the author: Rob Clymo writes on behalf of broadbandgenie.co.uk and mobilephonegenie.co.uk, the independent comparison websites for cheap mobile broadband and best smartphone deals.

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