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I’ve received my Acer Iconia W510 Intel Tablet with Windows 8 almost a year ago, and I have to admit, it was a rocky start! I was so used to a regular laptop and my iPad that it took quite a while to get used to the format of my new Intel Tablet. Once I got the hang of it, I realized that I actually preferred it! I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I actually feel like using an Intel Tablet with Windows 8 is like using a computer – just in miniature form!
After moving from Windows 7 on my laptop and iOS on my iPad to using a Windows 8 tablet (and now a Windows 8 laptop too), I don’t know how I functioned for so long on two different operating systems! My goal is to eventually move to using a Windows phone too, so that I have the same platform for all of my devices.
As part of my membership in the Intel #TabletCrew, I was asked if I prefer to use my Intel Tablet for work or play…like most people, I use my tablet for both things.
As a blogger, I work almost every day, and it’s not always during traditional business hours. But who wants to be chained to their desk and their laptop in the evenings while they’re working on blog posts and engaging in social media fun? I love bringing my Intel Tablet to the living room so that I can get a little work done on the tablet while we are all watching television together, or even into bed with me while I am watching a movie before bed. It makes my home office 100% portable, and I can’t imagine accomplishing everything I need to do in a day without my tablet!
On the flip side, I use my Intel tablet just as much for pleasure: writing emails to friends, reading my friend’s Facebook updates or tweeting with friends across the world; I do it all from my Intel Tablet because the screen is bigger than my iPhone. And now that Windows 8 has an Instagram app, I can use it to browse through my Instagram feed too! I even take my Intel Tablet with me when I am traveling because it’s so much lighter than my laptop, and I can access all of my Microsoft programs while on the go!
As a big fan of Windows, I was really happy to learn that Windows 8 was actually designed especially for Intel – which means that the platform works incredibly well on Intel Tablets! While my experience with Intel Tablets so far has only been with the Acer Iconia, I’ll soon be getting a new tablet as part of my Windows Champions ambassadorship, and I can’t wait to try that one out too!
You can find out more about Intel Tablets and which one is right for you on Intel.com.