Momma Told Me: Choosing The Best Tablet To Connect Your World With #IntelTablets + @OfficeDepot

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Choosing The Best Tablet To Connect Your World With #IntelTablets + @OfficeDepot

Momma Told Me: Not all technology is smart technology.

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.
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Even in the past two years the tablets for sale market had expanded exponentially. The modern consume has an abundance of choices from brand and processor speed to camera size and portability. For me, when I made my first purchase, I felt as though I didn't have a choice- though I was against the 'concept' I brought home the largest brand in the industry at the time. I had chosen this brand, which only offered one device in multiple 'generations' purely because I did not have another mobile device of this operating system. When you work on the go, and online, it is essential to consider a range of platforms to make yourself universally compatible. Unfortunately, I'm and Android girl, and I've since purchased several Android Tablet devices for the members of my family, only to find myself curious of what else was 'out there'. Let's face it, unless you specialize in tech knowledge, the process of simply buying a tablet can be quite overwhelming.
This year, for the holidays, I knew I wanted to buy Momma an Android Tablet to complement her hectic lifestyle as the manager of a busy Oregon Coast inn. I'd had plans for months to take a roadtrip up the coast to see her for Thanksgiving, and knew I could easily shop the best tablets, and even test drive my selection, prior to presenting it to her. I wanted a mobile device that would be easy to use initially, and intuitive to her experiences with her Android smartphone, as well as possessing the potential to grow with her as a user and offer a substantial media presentation, with equally impressive battery life. There were many factors that went into this decision, when I stepped into Office Depot to make the big purchase; product weight, processor speed, screen size, touch responsiveness, and energy efficiency to name a few. I considered several 'big dogs' that were similarly prices, even Windows 8 Tablets, but consistently came back to Android devices for their familiarity with Momma's current mobiel device (phone).
After browsing the in store display of demo tablets, and asking the associate some burning questions, I arrived at the ASUS ME302c with 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor. For those of us who don't speak tech, that means this tablet featured an Intel Core (much like modern Intel processor computers) that enriched the tablet's speed, longevity in battery life, and capability to tackle smooth and crisp graphics activities. In short, it was the perfect lifestyle tool for a tablet owner that wants to enjoy a quality mobile experience, while still remaining efficient and productive on the go. On the Android interface the ASUS ME302c has an impressive library of fun and lifestyle apps that Momma can instantly download for free, including a Blogger platform where she can easily draft her Momma's Monday's posts by pulling photos and video directly from shots taken with the tablet's 5 MP rear facing camera. While I was skeptical of how this process would go, I was, within minutes, raving about the simplicity of dragging and dropping my content from live tablet media to active content online. It was astounding how efficient the process was with the speed and responsiveness of the Intel processor.
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!
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When I arrived with Momma's new tablet she seemed more excited to get her hands on her new mobile device than her daughter! We casually gossiped for a few minutes before she began asking 'subtle' questions about her new 'toy'. After handing over the Intel tablet there was much wonderment, as Momma defined it as a 'mini computer' and let out hours of astonished remarked while setting up her social media accounts and even streamlining her business activities through it. With previous Android experience, navigating the tablet was instinctual, and the only issue was deciding what to explore next! Best of all, for me, my mother was now connected with a reliable mobile device I could reach her on, and she could blog with at any time. Learn more about #IntelTablets for sale and help make this holiday season a productive one for you and your loved ones.

What Daughter Says: Finding the right lifestyle tool can be intimidating, but ultimately enriching!

20 comments:

  1. There are so many great choices for new electronics this year. This looks like a great option. I love how vivid and bright the display is and it looks very easy to use.

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  2. It is almost overwhelming anymore when it comes to picking a tablet. Thanks for the clear description of this one.

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  3. I think it is important to get the table that fits your lifestyle. But equally as important to fully understand what functionality the tablet has. Intel enabled Tablets are a must these days with all of the tasks we ask our tablets to do when we are on the go.

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  4. This tablet looks awesome! So many great options on it!! Looks wonderful!

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  5. I remember getting my tablet a few months back. I was thrilled!

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  6. We have a tablet and it's SO useful. Great holiday gift idea :)

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  7. Looks like that Intel tablet can do just about everything!

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  8. I have been holding off on purchasing a tablet even though it would be so convenient because I have heard some not so great things about limitations. But the Intel tablet sounds like they put a lot of thought into functionality. I will do some more research into this product!

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  9. I'm a geek but even I know it can be very intimidating to shop for tablets, etc with how advanced technology has become & keeps growing every day! I love Asus as a whole and I'm glad you ended up with one that has a good Intel processor! Good choice!

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  10. Your tablet is awesome! And so many things you can do with it! And i love your stand so you can use it for your recipes in the kitchen! Intel is really hitting the mark with their quality systems. My laptop uses Intel and it is "the bomb" lol.

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  11. Sounds like a great new tablet for your mom!

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  12. your tablet is awesome! picture quality looks great!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  13. The rear facing camera is a bonus on this one and so is the PRICE!!!

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  14. This tablet looks like it would make a great gift idea this holiday season. Maybe I should add it to my wish list! Love all the options it has available, and the great display.

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  15. Wow! Looks like you found a winner with that tablet for sure. I'm always looking for new gadgets!

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  16. That is so sweet! I love how you gave her a tablet. That's my goal for my mom this year, and love the photos you got showing what the tablet can do. There are SO many options out there; thanks for helping to narrow them down :)

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  17. This looks like such a great tablet! Such cool features!

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  18. Wow this looks like a great tablet! I know absolutely nothing about tablets, but you gave a ton of great info in this post. I don't think I'll be tablet hunting this year, but if I were this one looks like a great choice!

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  19. This tablet looks great! I'm sure my mom would love to receive a gift like this from me. I also played the Oregon Trail in elementary school! Thanks for sharing so much detailed information! #client

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  20. That is so cool - I love how tablets has simplified our lives and I really need to get mine. cause I am dragging my super expensive ibook everywhere

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