I have had a 10″ Viewsonic G-tab for about a year and I also have a 7″ Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet for about 4 months. When it comes down to choosing, you have to first decode what your going to use it for.
There are literally dozens of Tablets to choose from.
Do you need tablet?:
While alot of people think they need a tablet, they soon find out that it becomes a paper weight that collects dust. Here are some ideas where I see people actually use their tablet
Uses of a tablet:
- Kids toy-The people I see getting the most use out of a tablet are kids, tons of good stuff to keep kids entertains and educated. The down fall is the pricier tablets could get ruined.
- Laptop replacement– If all you do is very light email, facebook, and some minor web browsing, then you may be able to get away from having a laptop. If this is what your thinking of, and 10″ tablet is a must.
- TV browsing tool– I hear alot of people only pick-up and blow the dust off thier tablet is when they are sitting in front of the boob tube. I find my self only using my tablet at home when I am in front of the TV or on the throne.
- Travel companion– This is the main reason I have a tablet, I travel alot and I want something easy and light to drag on the plane with me, carry alot of movies, audio, and books, and have a killer battery life.
Due to my needs I have found a 7″ tablet is perfect. I also I really like my hacked nook because the battery life is outstanding. I do alot of 10+ hour long flights and my nook lasts the whole time.
Tablets made Obsolete:
I could be wrong, but for most people I think tablets are going to obsolete soon or just merged with ultrabooks. The one thing I hate, is that I still have to carry a laptop and a tablet. With the arrival of the new 2nd gen Ultrabooks and the trend of bigger Cell Phones, I soon see myself only carrying a cell and an ultrabook. The almost 5′ display on most newer cell phones is plenty big for watching a tv episode on a plane and the ultrabook is about the same size and wight of a 10″ tablet when you really need to get some work done.
I love my Dropbox , but Google Drive and Microsoft Sky Drive launched today with much flair. They are both about half the price of Dropbox, but my love for Dropbox is the easy folder integration, I have to test if these new services are as easy. The big concern no one is talking about, is the fine print and this would make me run from Google and give Microsoft a bug hug (and my money)
Google ToS: “When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content.”
Microsoft SkyDrive ToS: “Except for material that we license to you, we don’t claim ownership of the content you provide on the service. Your content remains your content. We also don’t control, verify, or endorse the content that you and others make available on the service.”
Ok, after a few of my first tests of GoDaddy Linux Hosting, I have set a huge project for myself. I am going to move all my sites to GoDaddy Linux Hosting.
I am gonna take my time moving this site as it is my biggest as far as search engine traffic.
I am also testing the importing for sites from one wordpress install to another.
I use Go Daddy as my domain site and a while ago they starting giving free Linux hosting (and Windows) with every domain name.
Since I get Free Hosting with Every Domain I thought I would test it out by thowing up a quick wordpress site. I put up the 2nd domain I ever bought Pereda.org.
A decade or so ago pereda.org was a family tree website for my family, I became paranoid about all that info in the open and took down the site. I am not sure what the site will become, but it is my testing ground for now.
I have upgraded my wine making setup.
I have been committing the worst thing any blogger can do, I have been ignoring my sites. 🙁
I know I have been bad, but life as gotten in the way. I Have been SUPER Busy.
I am working about 11 hours a day on my job. I also have been really packing on the traveling miles. In the past 3 months, I have spent exactly one weekend at home. Admittedly most of my time wasting was self inflicted by my racing habit in Feb and March. I was also out of the country for work for about 4 weeks.
Anyway, back to the grindstone…. and hopefully more frequent blog posts.
I have some real brain drain and reading this over here to pick me up.