Tablets Are Worth Purchasing
Unlike what appears to be public opinion on tablet usefulness after tablet honeymoon, I still think that tablets are worth purchasing. Here is why:
Tablets are focused
Even on multitasking tablets, the current app is presented full screen, allowing you to focus on your current task, whether it is blogging, writing an article, or reading or watching a movie. Nothing gets in the way of you and your task.
Tablets are tangible
Allowing you to directly touch and “feel” your content. You can directly manipulate the content on a tablet, and are not separated from your content with a keyboard or mouse. It makes your work memorable, tangible and more real.
Tablet interfaces are well thought out
Except Android. iOS and webOS and Windows 8 use interfaces designed from the ground up to take advantage of a touchscreens uniqueness as an input device. And with that new design comes ideas about usability that can now enter in a fresh and clean manner that make most devices usable without an instruction manual. It’s there. It’s easy to use. You need to write a note? Just pick it up and start. There is no boot time. There is no delay because of driver applications and “helpers” running in the background. There is rarely a progress bar while your applications load. You don’t have to worry dependencies. You can just pickup and go.
Do you use your computer to just play movies or music? Or browse the internet? In some cases, even just programming? A tablet fits these needs without the fusses of most computers.