Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tablet and Keyboard vs. Notebook

I've heard it said, and said it myself, that if a Tablet requires a keyboard to be useful, then you might as well carry a notebook.   I've been using the tablet-keyboard combo for about a week now, and I'm seeing that this just isn't true for a number of reasons.
I can leave the keyboard home, or on my desk, and carry the tablet around.  This leaves 1/2 the weight and bulk behind.   For casual content consumption, the multi-touch screen is a whole lot nicer than a mouse or a track pad.
I get to pick both pieces separately when I buy them, leaving me with a lot more options.  What if I like the display on a notebook, but the keyboard is not acceptable?   The tablet/keyboard is a more flexible solution all the way around.

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