Up to now...here is my workspace...
I started my search at Dell.com. I had heard fantastic things about the best tablets to buy over the holidays, but I knew nothing about them. I was happy to find all the answers to my questions there...
There are two different types of Windows, Windows 8 and Windows RT. The biggest difference between Windows 8, and RT seems to be a full desktop mode, and third party apps. I liked the idea of the full desktop option and found myself exploring the Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet. This tablet comes with Intel inside, and that's a good thing. It means I can do all the things I want with my tablet, on the go! AWESOME! According to Dell, the Venue 8 Pro has an all day battery life...score! (I wish I had this on my last trip to London!) The MOST important app option for me, is photo editing. Guess what...Photoshop Express...got it! If this little powerhouse is as fast as they say, I'm going to be one happy camper!
As someone who uses technology all day, every day...I was a tiny bit intimidated to fire this new tablet up and see what it could do. But...I was brave, and excited...so I turned it on! It was SO easy to get started. Before I knew it, I had downloaded Photoshop Express, Flipboard and Netflix. No more squinting on my phone to read the morning news...This little baby was going to come in handy!
Then...I saw it...the recipe app! A long, LONG time ago we had a laptop in the kitchen. Let's just say, that didn't end well. A tablet will be perfect for cooking! My son was on board, and before I knew it, we were off and cooking!
I was hoping that I would be able to get on regular Internet Facebook, as well as HootSuite to get work done, and YES I can. This is so convenient for me. It means I don't have to lug out the laptop to work social media. I know there are apps for that, but I don't like the Facebook pages app. It doesn't let me respond in line to comments, which drives me CRAZY.
While shopping Dell.com, I noticed they will be offering a keyboard soon. This seems like a must have. They also have a really cute tablet folio which I think I will be ordering next. Be sure to check them out to learn more! You can also keep up with Dell on Twitter, and Intel on Facebook.