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.
When you think of Wacom Graphics Tablets that have a screen, what’s the first thing that you think? For me it’s the high price. Yes, they are considered as the best of the best by a lot people, but not by everyone that has used them. There is a steady stream of Wacom Cintiq users (Not just for the Wacom Cintiq 13HD) who have also used other models of Graphics Tablets which are much cheaper in price. They say that the Cintiq’s weren’t “all that” and prefer to save some money and use one of the cheaper models, either a Wacom with no screen (very cheap) or a different brand all together that does have a screen, like a Huion or Ugee.
Whilst I am aware of the fact that no matter how good a drawing tablet is it will never please everyone, there are a considerable amount of these comments and they all make me think the same thing. Are the Cintiq’s really worth their enormous price tags? I don’t own one so I can’t say for sure. But with so many brilliant budget priced Graphics Tablets out there, and after reading some of the Cintiq reviews, I’m not sure I’d buy one.
Although I will admit, they look really good when in use, and they are made to a seriously high standard, I’d probably sacrifice a bit on the colors, DPI, screen quality, and resolution and go with the Ugee 1910B. It uses a TN Panel, which isn’t as good as IPS. But this will be fine for a lot of people. These are limitations but overall the 1910 is a really good tablet if your on a budget. Saying that, there is only about $200 difference between the two models, so if you have the extra dollars go for a Wacom HD!
It really depends on what you primarily work with. If you are working mainly with black and white drawings like comic design, or don’t need the huge spectrum or full vivid, crystal clear coloring, the Ugee 1910 will be fine. If you absolutely need those features and you want the clearest and most vivid coloring and best viewing angles, you may want to spend that extra bit of money and get the Cintiq 13HD. Looking for a darkhorse that is seriously awesome? Do a search for the ARTISUL D13!. It’s most probably the best alternative. It has some great features. It doesn’t even need to use a mains plug as it’s power source. It can be run by the USB and HDMI alone. https://tabnation.wordpress.com/
Computer tablets appeared on the scene a good few years back, but the way they were made was rudimentary and they have been vastly improved and slimmed down over time. Today they are very advanced and more resistant to damage than those from the past. These days computer tablets are small, very light in weight and basically a miniature desktop computer that can be taken with you anywhere.
Some tablets come complete with a stylus pen that you can write with. With having the pen you can easily find, or do what you need to do in a shorter period of time than when compared to using fingers. They’re more accurate and precise than fingers, and that even goes for thin fingers too. Stylus Pens are also a bit more professional looking when using a tablet at a meeting, at a conference or at a university. Great for taking notes while still being able to multi task. Tablets made for drawing / graphics are great for artists as they can practice with a high level of digital precision. Drawing tablets are great, not only for the artists / animators, but also for the people who want to have a doodle now and then, even though they are not very talented and have no interest in pursuing art as a career path. It’s a lot of fun.
So many Tablets have been sold and their numbers are ever increasing. They are very popular and are used not only by the younger generations, but also by mature adults, and even senior citizens as they find them very useful, easy to use and practical. They are evolved devices that are becoming almost fool proof to operate. Tablets are changing the experience of using a computer. In 2016 you have moms and dads using tablets to do their online banking and order the weekly shopping from big supermarkets.
In the future, who knows what other surprises we be in store. Probably senior citizens using Tablets to find love / toy boys online. Hold on, doesn’t that already go on.. Grannies were doing that when laptops were still the size of suit cases. That’s old news! How many people now use online dating services. Millions. But it just goes to show how much trends can influence society as a whole. Small in size, but very powerful, and now being super cheap to buy, Tablets make sense on many levels. Yeah, Smartphones are the top dogs when considering how many people own one, but Tablets are much more “usable” for tasks and pass times that require a bigger screen, more Processing power and a better overall experience.