Written: October 14, 2013

Maybe Your Next Laptop Will Be a Tablet

My wife’s 15″ HP laptop display is going out, so we have to decide what to replace it with. Your home or business is likely facing the same decision in the near future.

HP Laptop

 

I asked my wife what she used the laptop mostly for, and discovered that it was:

Then I learned that she wanted something more mobile than a bulky laptop, so today I let her start using a Nexus 7 tablet that I’ve been using to test mobile web sites with.

Nexus 7 tablet

 

For the times that she is at her desk and wants to really type fast I gave her a Logitech bluetooth keyboard:

Logitech Tablet Keyboard

 

When shoe goes mobile the Nexus 7 can fit into her purse, when back at home she can either carry the tablet or place the tablet on the holder and type away with a full-size keyboard. After we added an account for her on the Nexus 7 (something the iPad cannot do) she supplied her Google credentials and then had access to all of the Apps used on her Android phone, quite a convenient feature of the Google Play store.

The tablet uses the same micro-USB connector for power as her Samsung phone, making the desk less cluttered by using a single charger.

She’s used Windows 8 and Android operating systems before, so there wasn’t much of a learning curve to become productive with the Android-based Nexus 7 tablet.

Perhaps your next laptop replacement won’t be a laptop at all, rather some tablet with an optional keyboard.


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