It's 2014. Shouldn't we all have computers at our desks by now?

Or maybe we shouldn't. Take a look around the workplace and notice how many people are using their tablets or smartphones. Increasingly, more professionals are migrating away from being tethered to their desks and toward a world in which business can be done anywhere, anytime. The million dollar question, of course, is whether this is a positive trend or a negative one. There's not necessarily a right or wrong answer (unless your boss speaks up, in which case, his or her answer is probably the right one), but let's run down a short list of pros and cons that might help you make an informed decision:

Pro: Increase your productivity. With everyone on tablets, meetings become paperless. Emails are shorter, and there's more focus on efficiency. That's according to Starwood Hotels CEO Frits van Paasschen, who told the Wall Street Journal about his life post-PC. Performance reviews are occasionally conducted via Google Hangouts or FaceTime, and the company now sports "core enterprise apps built specifically for mobile use." Theoretically, it allows for a more agile system--meaning faster turnarounds for customers.

Con: Decrease your productivity. Yes, it seems like a contradiction to say productivity could fall. But this is a double-edged sword. If you can conduct business on the go, there's more pressure to do exactly that. According to one study, people work 13 hours or more a day by virtue of after-hours smartphone use. Employee time loses its value, and human inefficiencies reign. In fact, many are suggesting that mobile technology be curbed in order to retain productivity.

Pro: Less clutter. Fewer devices mean more desk space, and smaller devices mean those business trips get a whole lot easier. Plus, no computer means one less device to worry about. Chris Holdren, a senior vice president of a Starwood brand, doesn't even take his laptop out of his New York office anymore. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he does 80 percent of his work on an iPad. Chromebooks and Surface Pro tablets don't count as computers, despite their PC-like appearance, and they're much more portable than the majority of traditional laptops.

Con: Less processing power. The reason Chromebooks and Surface Pro tablets are smaller is because they're significantly less powerful, and iPads and other Android tablets don't even come close. To a large extent, your ability to create content without a PC depends on the kind of content you're creating. If your job is mostly email and word processing, you don't need a whole lot of processing power. But if you're a video editor, for example, you'd better think twice about ditching your desktop.