RE: Best tablet for writing/editing

Subject: RE: Best tablet for writing/editing
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 00:00:01 -0400


I've had my share of Logitech keyboards (along with mice, trackballs, webcams) and that has to be the snazziest effort I've seen, by far.
Elegant, sleek and functionally simple. It could be an Apple product. :-)
Do you have that one? Is it as advertised?

I'm almost persuaded to go the iPad route, and never mind the XPS-12 (cause I haven't really warmed up to Windows 8 anyway...)

Um, I have a MBP, but I don't have any iOS devices. Does it readily work with Dropbox (not interested in any of the other services right now)?
Is there good app support for recent MS Word? I mean, with that keyboard to make the task bearable, could you work on Word documents and round-trip them, without messing them up?

Of course, I couldn't work on my Flare projects, but, with e-mail access and a Word equivalent, there's a lot I could do.

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From: robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com [mailto:robert -dot- lauriston -at- gmail -dot- com] On Behalf Of Robert Lauriston
Sent: September-04-13 4:40 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: Meryl R. Cohen; Craig Cardimon; techwrl
Subject: Re: Best tablet for writing/editing

The better-designed ones work fine. The support extends beyond the back of the laptop. For example:

I have three laptops but I still want a keyboard for my iPad.

On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> [... Apparently, I forgot to hit "Send" yesterday]
> To continue agreeing with you... the tablets with detachable keyboards or with "cases"/covers that include a keyboard are very lap-Unfriendly, compared with an equivalent-size laptop/notebook. The reason is that all the guts (cpu, memory, interfaces, BATTERY...), and therefore the weight, is in the screen portion, so when you prop it in your lap (like on a plane, train, or bus, etc.), it keeps trying to topple over.
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Best tablet for writing/editing: From: Craig Cardimon
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