Re: Best tablet for writing/editing

Subject: Re: Best tablet for writing/editing
From: "Meryl R. Cohen" <merylster -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 14:19:30 -0400

Hi,

I love my iPad. but from your description you might be happier with a
Windows Surface. Though you should read what David Pogue has to say about
it at the NY Times. But really, you should know:

WRONG!!! "The tablet could replace my venerable Windows XP laptop."

A tablet is wonderful for many things, and better for some, but if you
really want it for serious writing and editing you need a real keyboard.
And by the time you add a Bluetooth keyboard to the mix you've added to the
expense and weight and it is not so cute to carry around any more. Also,
you are dealing with a machine that really wants you to stroke its screen
and a keyboard is a secondary interface method.

A tablet simply won't replace even a low end laptop no matter what brand
you get. If you think of your tablet that way you will hate it. You are
much better off getting a cheap, light windows laptop. Of course I'm mostly
mac-biased and would suggest the non-Windows 11 inch Air.

Meryl



On Sun, Sep 1, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Craig Cardimon <craig -dot- cardimon -at- gmail -dot- com>wrote:

> Afternoon Whirlers,
>
> I'm looking around for a tablet (as inexpensive as possible). I want to
> use the tablet for writing and editing.
>
> The tablet could replace my venerable Windows XP laptop. Suggestions and
> recommendations?
>
>
> --
> Cordially,
> Craig Cardimon
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