Santa realized how hot Windows 8 Tablets are this season and, as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, put the power of Intel Inside under my Christmas tree! Squeee!
I joined forces with Michael to discuss Windows 8 tablets!
I don’t know about you, but we make Windows 8 tablets look goood!
When it comes time for the Schuplin household to buy anything computer related, we almost always buy said electronics from Dell.com. I’m sitting in front of a Dell monitor, our current laptops sport the Dell logo, and our computer graveyard consists of a plethora of Dell products. Dell is ev-ver-ry-where!
I don’t dream of sugar plum fairies during the holidays, I dream of Dell fairies. You guys. Are you listening to the words that are coming out of my
mouth fingers? I can’t make this stuff up!
Windows 8 tablets from the techie
I put together a little Q&A so you can experience one of our technology conversations. Oh, to be a fly on our wall!
Dear Michael- What should Santa look for when he buys me a new tablet?
- Considering a tablet is mostly comprised of a screen, that becomes a very important part. Not only do you want good clarity, but good responsiveness as well. Performance is another huge factor, that can effect your ability to move swiftly between applications without anything being jittery or lagging.
Dear Michael- What the Sam is the difference between Windows 8 and Windows RT?
- Windows 8 RT is was really geared towards the tablet market, it provides the same metro interface as Windows 8, but without the desktop functionality. Full Windows 8.1 is definitely the way to go if you want to get the most with your device.
Dear Michael- Why is Intel Inside so important to you?
- If had two exactly the same devices, but one was Intel powered and the other was not, hands down I would choose the Intel. I have used many Intel powered desktops over the years and find them to be some of the best processors from both a speed and efficiency standpoint. This is something you definitely want in a tablet, because as I stated before, performance matters.
Windows 8 tablets from the everyday user
Look. People have different priorities when it comes to technology, and no two users are the same. I consider myself a tablet connoisseur and I sure as heck don’t have time to wait for a website to load when I am elbow deep in almond meal and coconut oil. Heck, I haven’t used a laptop to follow a recipe while working in the kitchen in AGES! Here are the points I think are important.
Speed- Slap me sideways and call me sally, this tablet is quick! I am the most impatient person on the planet and this puppy gets high marks from me. I swipe- it moves. I download- it installs. End of story.
Battery life- I experience a lot of batteries dying on me because, well, I need to indulge my social media addiction all. day. long. To date, I am happy with the battery life.
Media- Oh. Em. Gee, am I crushing on the tiles! Not only are they visually appealing, I feel organized because everything I need to survive is right at my fingertips. The camera is quick to fire, keeping up with my toddler’s constant movements, and delivers vivid HD video.
Apps- Last but not least, apps are incredibly important to me. They are my lifeline. When I realized Windows 8 tablets were so similar to my desktop computer, I freaked. “What? I thought it had tiles? Where are the tiles? What am I going to do without shortcuts? No, this isn’t happening!” (I really am that dramatic in real life.) Long story short, Michael showed me how to get to the tiles and life was worth living again.
Even the best tablets out there come with peeves, and mine is simple… I had to make a new email account. First world problems, amirite? You need a Live, Hotmail, or Outlook email address to download apps, so stop squeeing over your new tablet, and start following the prompts.
Be sure to leave a comment if you have any questions for the resident tech guru!