VIDEO: If You Could Only Have a Smartphone or a Laptop, Which Would You Choose?


Each year, the Consumer Electronics Association runs a survey of US households to see who owns what electronic devices and how many. This year, for the first time ever, it was revealed that more people own smartphones than laptops!

In this short video, our experts discuss which they'd choose, if they could have only one: a smartphone or a laptop.

What about you, readers? Would you rather have just a laptop or only a smartphone? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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Smartphone. I have an old desktop computer somewhere around here.
Louis Ramirez (DealNews)
Agree 100%. Continuum has the potential to be a massive game changer. Even if it has a few kinks, it's still a sign of where the industry is headed. Does anyone remember the Palm Foleo? It was essentially a netbook for your smartphone. Today your smartphone is your netbook and in the future it'll be your laptop.
Depending on how well it's implemented, Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum could be a game changer. A powerful phone that can seamlessly attach to a monitor/tv and wireless keyboard, plus run the same windows software as on my laptop, would be the holy grail for me.
michael bonebright (DealNews)
I'm fairly certain that my phone and desktop PC are the only pieces of tech I couldn't live without. I could give up the tablets, TVs, streamers, and work laptop (sorry guys). But I'd cease to function properly without my smartphone or desktop.
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
I'm on a laptop at work all day, so I rarely want to hop back on one at home. I have a laptop at home but don't use it too much, I mostly stick to my smartphone.

I wonder how this question would play out if we included tablets as well...
I'd choose smartphone (iPhone) over laptop.
While a smartphone is more portable, a laptop is quite more useful.