I bought a tablet a couple of weeks ago. I’d dithered for quite awhile because it was hard for me to justify the expense when I had a perfectly good laptop.
Tell ya what, though…
I love this thing. I broke down and bought a Kindle Fire HD because I felt like tablets were really consumption devices and I am already rather far into the Amazon ecosphere. I’ve read three or four books on it since I got it, and that’s cool. I watch Blackadder in the morning on Netflix when I get ready for work. Yes, I use it to shop just like I used my computer, and when I’m screwing around on the Internet, I am more likely to use the tablet because it’s convenient.
What surprised me was that I actually use mine at work. I’m an independent consultant and I go to a lot of meetings. I take a lot of meeting notes with my tablet. I use it for spreadsheets to analyze data at these meetings. I did not expect this to be a productivity machine.
I wouldn’t want it as my main computer by any means, even if I could limp through my job using it. But my goodness do I love it on the go.
And yes, of course I am writing this article on my tablet.
3 Replies to “Tablets”
I love my tablet. I have a first gen iPad and I use it primarily as an e-reader, but it’s also useful as a payment portal (if I have wifi available, like I did at Crafted) and for surfing the net. It’s a handy gadget. I use mine for notes at meetings or when we’re planning business stuff out, it’s definitely great for that too!
Did you get the 7″ one or the 8.9″ one?