I've expressed before my excitement for the wonderfully technological era we live in. Consumer technology is no longer a thing of sci-fi films and movie magic; there are hundreds of digital lifestyle aids the average American can't imagine living without. As a woman who grew up with one of the first home PC units, and recalls playing 8-bit Oregon Trail in elementary, the modern computer will always be see as the most essential of devices in my eyes. While smartphones continue to get bigger, and even more expensive than the average computer, there's simply some multitasking you cannot do to the same quality, or efficiency, with them. But the practicality of lugging, even a lightweight laptop, around to complete digital tasks on the go, can still be quite cumbersome. So, two years back, I made the plunge into my first tablet investment.
Of course the ME302c Intel Tablet can also do all of the fun and connective tasks we've come to love in our mobile devices. With just a few clicks through the Google Play store I had Skype installed for Momma, and hopped into a face to face call with my stepfather. I was eager to share my excitement for my impending visit, and tell Momma all about her extremely special Christmas gift. Of course, like the good daughter I am, I offered to continue thoroughly exploring the device along the way so I could help educate Momma on her new device after handing it over. As each day passed I found myself reaching for Momma's new Intel Android tablet, over my own (more expensive) one on the 'other operating system'. For me, the speed between app loading times, and lightening fast touch response time was a very noticeable draw- not only could the tablet handle multiple tab multitasking, but I could accomplish my tasks even faster than on my tablet or PC. I began using Momma's new tablet for recipe guidance, with the complimentary stand, blog posting, video capturing, and even to handle some of the media applications that always seemed to crash on my device.
While the device had a slightly heftier weight and footprint than my tablet, at 1.3lbs with a 10.1" diagonal screen, this ASUS device proved perfect for Momma with an easy to see and touch digital keyboard. Having a tablet on vacation, while driving up the coast proved a very convenient way to chronicle our journey. Not only could I use the apps for navigating with mobile 4G service, but I could easily pull off the road and snap a priceless photo with immediate editing capabilities and instant preview. I could even 'quick snap' a string of images and pick my favorites later in the hotel room. Most important to me, the tablet outlived my smartphone, with 9 and a half hours of clocked active use, and a much longer standby thanks to an energy conservation mode. I can't imagine, okay, I CAN remember the trips from my childhood, traveling without a lifestyle tool like this!
What Daughter Says: Finding the right lifestyle tool can be intimidating, but ultimately enriching!