Something to be said for toys!
Originally Posted by twerppoet
I don't know whether you have Prime, but one thing I've been doing is loading up on freebies -- apps, music and borrowed books on KF. I also watch free Prime movies sometimes. So I get the smaller form factor for books, my husband gets to play Angry Birds on a size that he finds ideal, and we get freebies through Prime, which we already pay for. Yeah for play!
Wonderful Review Jsh1120,
Enjoy reading your posts, as always!
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Originally Posted by drb_52
I think your wife is an ideal candidate for a Samsung Galaxy 10.1, an ASUS Transformer or a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet. Take a look at the Lenovo models. Each supports USB storage. Not a big savings compared to an iPad but the Lenovo's bundled software and the availability of a great physical keyboard option (Lenovo makes the best keyboards in the industry) would seem to meet your requirements.
If budget extends to tablets pricier than the KF, it might be worth waiting. The annual Consumer Electronics Show is going on in Vegas this week, and that's where a lot of gadgets are unveiled.
This is one I'm interested in that is supposed to be shown at CES, but hasn't started selling in the U.S. yet:
Lenovo IdeaTab S2 10 Android 4.0 tablet revealed - SlashGear
Lenovo is supposed to be uniting its tablets under the IdeaPad label, and I'm keen to see what else is coming. I've had great experience with its ThinkPads and IdeaPads (netbooks) vs. other laptops I've owned over the years, and I highly recommend those. I recently replaced my laptop with another ThinkPad after returning a Mac Book Pro and a Samsung piece of crap. I find Lenovo products unsexy but very functional. I haven't used its tablets, though.
Good catch, Kay. I hadn't seen that report. If anyone stands a chance of carving out a "business productivity" niche in the tablet market, I think it's Lenovo. Their fan base is much smaller than Apple's but just as loyal. (And with good reason.) I hadn't heard that Lenovo was planning to unite their tablet offerings (currently split between the consumer IdeaPad professional ThinkPad lines) under a single product line but I'm not surprised. The distinctions between the first IdeaPad Tablet and ThinkPad Tablet were minor and frankly rather confusing. If I were looking for a tablet that met solely my own needs rather than those of multiple members of my family, Lenovo would be the first place I'd look.
I intend to look at all of the options when the new tablets come out. I expect there will be some price reductions on the old models and will look at those too. The Lenova tablets do look to be a front runner, but I'll have to see what's available at the time.
Thanks again for all the advice.