Thursday, May 5, 2011

I Got a New Toy

The problem with 'Liking' on Facebook?  I can get into trouble!  A couple days ago, they posted this 7" Tablet PC for $129.99, and I just couldn't resist.  I ordered one.

It came today, and I just had to play with it for a while.  So far I'm loving it.  I like the size and  how easy it is to use.  I've never used a touch screen device before, but it is very intuitive.  I'm not sure I'm going to like the whole fingerprints on the screen thing, but I'm just going to have to clean it more often, I guess!

I'm particularly excited to find that Kindle and Nook - and several other e-readers - are already installed.  I've already connected it with my Amazon account and downloaded some Kindle books, and reading them on this tablet is going to be so nice.  I've tried the Kindle for PC app, but it's just not convenient to sit at my computer to read a book - probably because I'm always busy doing other stuff, but also because it just doesn't feel like reading a book.  I think this will be different.  Also, why choose one reader when you can have them all on this one device?

I think it's going to be the perfect thing for browsing the internet, playing games, checking email, and reading books - in a size perfect for travel or taking anywhere.  Now I just need to find a case, order at least an 8GB micro SD card, and probably get a screen protector, too.

The day promoted this tablet, it was sold out by the end of the day.  It's available again today, though at a slightly higher price.
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