During my last flight I eased into my seat, fastened my seat belt and prepared for take-off. Once in the air I took my full-sized laptop out of it’s’ carrier and carefully situated it on my seat tray. As I searched for a movie to watch I took a look around to see almost every other person watching movies on their iPads. As I waited for my movie to boot up, I leaned over to get a better look at my neighbor’s iPad. That thing was nice. Beautiful picture, compact and lightweight, then I glanced back at my big, slow laptop. I knew it was time for an upgrade.
Netbook or Tablet
I wanted something small and light but I needed something that could handle movie streaming and strong graphics. Net books are small and they travel beautifully but you can forget about movies and television watching on those tiny babies. Net books are great for surfing the web and social networking. They are also awesome for getting work done while on the go but they are not a complete package. Tablets on the other hand are very small and light, most weigh around 1.5 pounds. You can watch HD quality movies, play graphic intense games and stay productive without missing a beat. Plus, I like the camera option. With the iPad and the Motorola I can take pictures, edit them, create picture projects and post them all on one device.
Net books come with your standard pint-sized keypad and that’s great if you have a need for a standard keypad. But, tablets are touch screen and you have the option of a Bluetooth keypad. So, I get the best of both worlds. I can use the touch screen during travel, once I check into my hotel room I can use my Bluetooth keypad. Therefore, my tablet can go from a portable touch screen device to a laptop in less than a minute. Plus, I have the option of adding wireless Dolby surround sound speakers and let me tell you, they sound great!
In the end, I chose the iPad and I could talk to you about the tech specs of this machine all day but let me tell you what really matters instead. I can take stunning pictures while on vacation, edit my pictures and even use them to create a family movie all on one device. Watching movies and television is easy and the picture quality is pristine. With a battery life of at least 12 hours the iPad is ready for me when I’m ready for it and when I land I simply sync my Bluetooth keypad take a seat and type articles like this one. Lastly, when I’m done I just close the case and slide it into my bag until next time.
But don’t believe my hype, try the iPad, Motorola Xoom, or Samsung Galaxy for yourself then create your own hype. Or, if you’re into drawing, take a look at some of the graphics tablets too.