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As I mentioned in the beginning, I am far from being tech-savvy. The whole idea behind getting a tablet started due to the decreased ability of my eyes to focus on small print and anything else containing small details. Besides writing, I do a lot of work with videos, photos, and other digital graphics. Also, at the same time, I do a lot of reading and studying to enhance my skills. My work activity puts quite a bit of strain on my aging eyes. The more my eyes age, the more difficult I find it to read actual books; soon I turned my focus toward reading PDF versions and other types of e books.
I need a reader that not only allows me to read clearly in larger print, but also one that I can sync and connect to my Internet activity among all computers. I knew right away that I needed to look into a tablet, and not just a reader. I started my research online with two popular brands on the market: iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. After a few searches I leaned toward Samsung.
The next step was to go check out the real thing at a local electronic/computer gadget store. I talked to a few eager and not-so tech-knowledgeable sales staff at each store I visited, in order to get their opinions. Naturally, I asked a lot of questions. The price tag for a tablet is anywhere from 400 (older versions) to 600 or even 700 dollars or more -this can easily buy me a basic laptop- and it is not at all like going shoe shopping (although my husband might argue that when I find a few pairs of shoes that I like, I spend nearly as much as what it would take to buy a tablet). All of the sales staff introduced me to Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. I did my search right away- on the Android (it happens to be a Samsung!)- and found that a lot of people are impressed with the Eee Pad. Evidently, none of the three stores I visited had the Eee Pad in stock: it'd arrive after seven days if I placed my order. I came home to do more research just to make sure that among Samsung Galaxy Tab, iPad 3, and Asus Transformer Prime, the choice I made would be the right one.
I had some concern that the Eee Pad is wi-fi only, while the iPad and Samsung Galaxy are available with 4G- requiring an activation fee for the extra service from the phone provider. After weighing the pros and cons, I decided that the 4G feature didn't outweigh many of the other features that put the Eee Pad above the iPad for me. Wi-fi would be just fine; plus, I already pay for mobile tethering.
By the way, Eee Pad comes with Adobe Flash, and I really appreciate that!
Not a big surprise, my choice was Eee Pad.
Here is a list of Eee Pad and other related products that I bought from Amazon.
The name gives itself away. A tablet that goes beyond and transforms into a notebook laptop. I think that having that extra docking is a great plus on the Eee Pad. I decided to order the tablet and the mobile docking together, which added around 130 to the price. (I ordered these items from Amazon, which happens to be the online store for this household since it carries just about everything under the sun, not to mention it is reliable. Because I subscribe to Amazon Prime, my Asus tablet -and some accessories I ordered- arrived in two days.) This is perfect for when I do my writing -and I'm talking a stretch further than simply tweeting 140 characters or updating my Facebook status! It's very easy to attach the dock to the Eee Pad and type away.
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