New Tech Toy

As I prepare to drink my coffee, I’ve decided to devote some thought to what Microsoft might reveal to the public on Tuesday.

It will almost certainly be a new surface mini in the 8 inch screen range, now I’m pretty interested in this as I’ve been thinking of getting something that’s smaller and would serve my tablet consumption needs better.

A larger surface pro would help flesh out the product line and might appeal to the buyer who wants something bigger and until now hasn’t really found this in anything out side of a Samsung product.

I still think that a 10.6 tablet size is just about perfect for me, big enough to do some productive work for an hour or two while on the go, and yet small enough to still be used comfortably in tablet form.

I still find the idea of a powerful and thin notebook class tablet very appealing though. This is turning into a small niche market that will specifically address people such as myself.

With the surface line being addressed, I’m happy to see Microsoft  expand it’s lineup and continue to show commitment to the product line.

I’m excited to see what they do tomorrow.

The Hardware bug

I’m feeling the urge to upgrade, I’ve been using this Windows 8.1 tablet for over a year now  and as is the norm I’ve discovered things that work with this set up and other things that don’t.

Using  a gen 1 product that’s obviously under powered brings its own unique set of issues, Lag and the inability to run multiple programs effectively. Now on the horizon a new family of much more powerful mobile hardware is almost here and   I’m of the mind to buy something. The question is really, “should I return to the traditional lap top keyboard faze” or buy another more powerful tablet that will run my programs more efficiently?

I like the idea and the more personal usage scenarios that a tablet allows while an attachable keyboard gives me the productivity I need.

I’ve fallen to the appeal of a hybrid device and find that getting locked into one form factor or the other will not work.

 

Hybrid device. Here I come.