I’ve said it before – use the right tools for YOUR business… Except, I really (I mean, really!) wanted a tablet. We bought one for my mom a year ago when she was going through some medical stuff that left her pretty much house bound and wheelchair bound.
I’d go over to visit, grab the iPad and ‘play’. I longed for one myself. Being on the road all day, every day – a tablet would be much easier to lug around than a laptop. A tablet would make it easier to show the functionalities of the tools I’ve developed… but my requirements were pretty specific:
It needed to run Windows – there’s no sense me having a tablet if I can’t run QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Excel, and Photoshop – tools I use on a daily basis.
Speaking of tools – it had to be quick. Those applications are huge memory-sucks, so I need at least 4G of ram.
That’s pretty much it! Easy right? Except most Windows tablets only had 2G of ram. So I waited, and maybe wept a little when my laptop bag broke and I couldn’t find a suitable replacement.
Then I found… the Surface Pro. It’s tax season – I haven’t watched TV in ages, I haven’t seen the commercials for it – and when I told JF that it was time, I had to find something better, he did some research and showed me the Surface Pro tablet. Well, really, it’s not a tablet – it just looks like one. It’s a full computer. Dual Core processor, 4G of ram, solid state drive… 4G of ram! And it runs Windows 8. <cue the angels harping>
So I jumped. I made the leap; well, he jumped and leaped and bought me an early mother’s day gift – and I ABSOLUTELY adore my new tablet. It’s only been a week, but I suspect our relationship has been solidified.
Like the right life mate, the right tablet is worth waiting for. I’m glad I waited, and also ecstatic at all the new opportunities ahead.
You want a shiny new toy? I get it – trust me. But make sure it’s the right toy for you. I have to say though, I’d be hard pressed to find a reason *not* to get the Surface Pro!