I had always been dubious about the place tablets had in life. I had my phone and my laptop so I didn’t see why I would need anything else. A couple of years ago though, Sam got a tablet and slowly we started using it for quite a lot.
I read a lot of articles on the Internet these days but I have found it less easy on my tiny phone screen (getting old maybe?!). A few weeks ago I decided I would quite like a tablet of my own. I didn’t want to get one of the really pricey ones or one of the 10 inch led because they are too big. I also didn’t want an iPad mini because, expense aside, the screen isn’t high-res and I already have a fair attachment to Apple as it is. So, it was a toss up between the Nexus 7 or the a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
I had liked the Nexus when I tried a colleague’s a while ago and when playing with it again in John Lewis it reaffirmed that. I have had it a week now and I am getting used to it. Having been using iOS so long, it’s taken a few days to get used to Android! There is plenty I have yet to master too, as I find my way round the settings and Google Play (or whatever the store is called – see, I cannot even remember yet!). But so far, I am enjoying being able to switch between the two platforms.
The tablet itself is made very well in my opinion. It isn’t as slick looking as some of the more costly ones, with a plastic back, but it feels rugged without being too heavy. I can comfortably hold it in one hand which is great for my needs. The screen is also really sharp and responds well to my gestures (assuming I remember the rights ones, rather than trying to do iOS ones). It runs quickly, connecting to wireless quicker than my iPhone does, and the battery seems to last a few days on moderate use.
All-in-all, I am very happy with my new acquisition so far. I think it will take a few more weeks to properly embed itself within my routine, but I have no doubt that it will!