Tablet or Laptop. Which is Greenest?

Sleek and shiny the latest tablets and laptops may be, but how do their green credentials compare?

Let’s take a look and see…


Available in various sizes, but always portable, tablets have captured the imagination (and the pockets) of millions of people. And all this in just a few years since the launch of the original iPad. Latest statistics show that more and more people are accessing the web via tablets.

Tablet computer

So how green is the average tablet computer? Well, first of all, let’s consider the fact that they are small, slim and light. This means that the total materials and components used are fairly limited. Additionally, a tablet has no moving parts, which cuts down on both materials and energy usage.