Iâ€™m always on the lookout for a new tablet, and never more so then I am at this moment. My trusty Lenovo X201T is getting old. At more than a year, itâ€™s downright ancient in computer technology years. Itâ€™s a dilemma to be sure.
Fortunately for me thereâ€™s no shortage of tablets on the market: Windows OS, Android OS, iOS. Crud, based on reports from CES 2012 Iâ€™ll have a much bigger selection within another 6 months or so.
The iPad is out. Been there, done that. It didnâ€™t meet my needs.
Iâ€™ve thought many times about going with an Android device. After all, Iâ€™ve used an Android smartphone for the better part of 3 years and love the operating system. The Samsung line of Android tablets is awesome, and the Asus Transformer Prime is nothing short of spectacular. If I were to purchase an Android tablet Iâ€™m certain that it would be the Prime, but alas, as a productivity device the Android tablets suffer from the same shortcomings as that fruity device.
Which brings us to the Windows tablets. Iâ€™ve been eying Windows tablets for a while, but Iâ€™ve been a bit underwhelmed. In addition Iâ€™m a fan of convertible tablets and those have virtually disappeared as everyone seems to be going to a slate model these days.
After looking over my options I think the Samsung Series 7 Slate is my best bet. Itâ€™s a fully functional Windows computer with no compromise. In addition it has decent battery life, good specs and works well with both touch and a pen â€“ yes, I still prefer a pen for note taking. A friend and colleague recently purchased a Series 7 Slate and heâ€™s been raving about it. I spent a little time playing with it today and I must say that I found it to be quite impressive.
So there you go. If I were to purchase a new tablet today it would be the Samsung Series 7 Slate. Then again, I did drool a little when I read about the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.