For the longest time I’ve been using notebooks to do all my computing on the go andfor school. This seems a bit outdated to day. Ever since the introduction ofthe tablet, every company has been trying to make a “laptop killer”. Apple wasthe first to kind of succeed in this, but the ipad was in my opinion not really
a laptop killer. The ipad is a device you use on the couch to browse a bit and
play some candy crush.
we have an ipad at home, I decided a few years ago to buy an android tablet
myself. Until a few weeks ago, I might have advised you not buy a tablet
instead of a laptop.
changed my opinion.
should have a laptop for college or university, but also have a tablet on the
side with a bluetooth keyboard. There are reasons for this.
of all, Microsoft released office for Android and iOS. You get just about the
same experience you have on the laptop for free. I’m actually typing this right
now on my tablet. Typing on a touchscreen is not recommended, though. For this
to work, you might want to get a Bluetooth keyboard.
you do, however, need a laptop to run special software which is only available
on Windows / Mac. For this reason I’d still recommend to have a notebook on the
kind of tablet do you need? Just about any would work. I choose the Nexus 7. An
iPad or windows tablet will probably also work (Surface pro by Microsoft will
work very well).
kind of keyboard do you need? The Microsoft Wedge mobile keyboard. Yes, that is
very specific. Why, you may ask. This keyboard comes with a stand which also acts
as casing for the keyboard. It’s not perfect, though. It should be a tiny bit
bigger and it’s expensive (most expensive keyboard I ever bought). Still, It’s
better than pretty much everything else I was able to find (except for the
surface pro keyboard). It works on pretty much everything that has Bluetooth.
On android even all the windows shortcuts work (crtl-a, crtl-c, crtl-v).
have yet to come across a big problem with this combination. I’ve even found a
big advantage over normal laptops. A portrait screen is for a lot of use cases
a lot more practical. Word in particular really benefits with a portrait view.
thinking about using your tablet in a more productive way! Your back will