That Didn’t Work Too Well…


Posting in the evenings didn’t work too well for me yesterday, we started watching a ‘Arry Podder’ movie and I never made it to the computer at all.

Speaking of new computers, I’ve been saying I needed one. I’ve been thinking I could replace my laptop with a tablet. Above is a Nexus 7 and a bluetooth keyboard built for it. For under $325, it would do everything I need a computer for, except for when I want to take pictures off my camera. There’s no card reader. Plus, at 7 inches, this thing is tiny. I could type on it, I’m sure better than the durn virtual keyboard that covers half the screen. There’s lots of videos about it here on YouTube.

Alternatively, I’m thinking about an ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity. At more than double the cost.


But it has a SD Card Reader, bigger display and keyboard, quad processor and is more like a laptop. What I don’t like about the Transformer Pad is the touchpad on the keyboard. Why do I need a touchpad if I have a touch screen? I always disable the touchpad on my laptops because I’ll be typing, accidentally touch the touchpad and move the cursor, then I’m suddenly typing somewhere else and I have a mess to fix. I never liked touchpads.

Neither has a hard drive, they have Solid State Drives of 16, 32 0r 64 Gigabytes, so all my files would be stored on Dropbox and Skydrive.

So that’s where I’m at today. What do you think? Do you have one of these tablets?

10 thoughts on “That Didn’t Work Too Well…

  1. I like having my own hard drive still… Can the Nexus run MS Office or Open Office?

    • There are many Android Office Apps. I have Polaris on my phone.
      I would still have my hard drives, but cloud computing is the future! Also, there are WiFi hard drives now.

  2. You will be much happier with the Asus. And it does actually have a “hard drive”, but in the form of a Micro-SDHC card up to 64GB that you can keep in it, so if you do decide to keep your info locally, you can. The Nexus 7 is just too small to do any real “work” on. You can swing by our office if you want to check one out, we have a couple in stock, and one of our engineers has a TF Prime if you want to look at that too. Just give me a shout and I’ll have him bring it in for you to see.

  3. I don’t like touchpads either and always disable them as well. I bought a Dell Inspiron laptop and like it better than any of the other options out there right now. I looked at tablets at the time and decided for my needs it should be a laptop.

  4. I guess you can call me old school. I like my CPUs. And for the money most people will spend to get one Tablet, I will be buying 3 standard laptops….just sayin.

  5. Nope we went out and bought a Toshiba laptop as it was the only darn things with a decent screen. Everything is so blooming tiny. Plus it was the only thing with decent memory and speed. 20 minutes in the shop and we couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Gizmo shops are not for us. Now we will try and fix the old one too. With that and the old chunder beast that is 10 plus years old the study will look like…….Houston we have a problem! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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