Last September, I decided I was going to sell my laptop and live off a combination of my iPad/phone/work computer. I wasn’t using my MacBook Air very much, and figured it was worth more sold. I quickly realized my mistake, and began looking for laptops after only a few months.
Since my previous laptop was a MacBook and I’m familiar with them, I looked on Apple’s website to see the latest versions. After looking at the prices, I figured I could find a PC for much less money with the same, or better specs. My work laptop is an HP and I enjoy it well enough! And that’s where my issues began…
For those who are working from home, it can be a challenge to adapt your apartment/house/van to being your new office space. To help make that transition more comfortable, here are the items I’ve been using on a daily basis while #WFH:
If I had to guess, I’d say most people have both a computer and a tablet. But what if you could combine those products into one? The Google Pixelbook does just that, and I tested it out for a week to see if it’s effective!Read More »
This may sound strange, but I love when my opinion on tech is proven wrong by the product. I often form opinions on tech before I’ve even tried it, so I love when I test the product and realize it’s better than I thought. Before I tried out the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, I really disliked Samsung. I thought their products were ugly and didn’t like how they functioned. Yay for being wrong! The Note Pro is a seriously good tablet. Like, as close to laptop replacing as a tablet will ever get. The screen size is insane, only a few inches smaller than my laptop.
Because the screen size is so large, you can multitask and have two different apps open in the same window. So cool!
The pen that comes with the Pro is so handy. It’s very useful when trying to click small links or navigating a complicated website. It’s also fun to use the pen in the S Note app to draw and doodle! (I drew the “What’s In My Bag” picture on the Pro, above left)
There are a few drawbacks to using a tablet versus a laptop, however. A majority of my classes are online this semester, and they all use different sites for homework. Some of these sites used flash, which didn’t work on the Pro. I also missed having a real keyboard sometimes, especially when writing blog posts or papers for class. This could easily be fixed by purchasing a bluetooth keyboard, however.
I would recommend this tablet for people who have a desktop computer, but want something that’s more portable without buying a laptop. The Galaxy Note Pro can do very close to everything you would need in a laptop, and it has a great looking screen, a beautiful display and is very light. I’m not convinced tablets are laptop killers yet, but we’re getting close! The Galaxy Note Pro was an awesome tablet to use, but to be honest, I still think Samsung devices aren’t all that good looking.