Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Oh Tablet, How I Love Thee!

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed

I’m going out on a limb, trying something brand new.

In the past, I couldn’t leave town without carting along my laptop. It’s considered one of the lighter laptops, but after hauling the darn thing through airports, it starts feeling like a ton of bricks. For a while I used a wheeled case, but maneuvering that along with a wheeled suitcase was awkward.

So I decided to buy a tablet and keyboard for traveling. The choices were amazing and confusing- ipads, mini ipads, Google nexus, Asus, Samsung, the list goes on and on. After reading reviews and pondering the techno details, which I didn’t even understand, I went with a Kindle Fire HD 8.9”.

I’m so in love! It’s user friendly, was inexpensive compared to many of the others, is light (1.25 pounds), has beautiful resolution and I can check my email, watch movies, skype, hang on facebook, write, and it has all kinds of cool app too.

Still, I’m nervous and a bit sad about leaving my laptop behind. Once upon a time we had a thing. But my heart belongs to something else now. Farewell, laptop!

Do you own a tablet? What kind is it? Has it replaced your laptop?

p.s. I and my new love are traveling together at the moment. Once I land, I'll read your comments.