March 24, 2013

Top 10 Things I Love About My Tablet #TabletCrew #IntelTablets

I have had my Samsung ATIV Windows 8 Intel Tablet for about a month now. Here are the Top 10 Things that I love about it so far!

1. I love Windows 8.
I have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Windows 8 looked really hard to use. But like everything else, you just need to use it for awhile and pretty soon you will get the hang of it.

2. I can do my work in Microsoft Office.
How many tablets can you open Microsoft Office in? Not many. I need to use it quite a bit for work. Having this program on my tablet is very important to me.

3. I can turn my tablet into a "laptop" and then back to a tablet again.
Just by adding the keyboard and wireless mouse to my tablet, it suddenly becomes exactly like a laptop! But then I can take it off again to have the sleek and thin tablet again. I really like having a choice.

4. I can check my email and social media on a nice and big 11.6-Inch Screen.
I need to stay connected. The screen on my smartphone is great and all, but it really can't compete with an 11.6-Inch Screen! The apps make it easy to switch from email to social media in just a tap.

5. It can entertain me with TV shows or even movies.
I have easy access to entertainment on my Intel Tablet. From TV shows to YouTube videos to movies, I can watch it all - anytime and anywhere.

6. It can help this awful cook be a better one.
I have been using great apps like allrecipes and Everyday Food to help me with my cooking! I even use the allrecipes video app to just follow along with the video as I cook. I am an awful cook so I will take all the help I can get.

7. It keeps me updated with the latest news.
Apps like CNN and USA Today keep me updated with the latest news. I don't watch the news on TV. This way I can just click on the stories that I am interested in.

8. It has become my second screen.
Wait - what is a second screen? Click the link to find out!

9. I can use it to teach my students.
I can walk around my classroom with my tablet and show them things that we are learning about. For example, I can show them a map when we talk about where penguins live.

10. It has the very familiar desktop.
The start screen is great, but I can also switch to the familiar desktop to do my work. This is what I use when I am getting lesson plans ready or writing a blog post (like this one). Then I can easily switch back to the start screen when I am ready.

Do you own a tablet? What is your favorite thing about it?

Disclosure: Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for evaluation purposes. No financial compensation was received. Regardless, all opinions expressed are still 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials In Advertising. See my full disclosure.

1 comment:

  1. I think I would love to have a Samsung Windows 8 tablet for sure because I am too reliant on my laptop to want to change to the restricted accessibility that comes with having a tablet. I like having the access to Microsoft Office programs and the keyboard to type as I'm habituated to type. But that being said, I do want to get a taste of and enjoy the freedom that comes with having a tablet so the quick transformation between a regular tablet and then a more familiar "laptop" arrangement would be really the best of both worlds!


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