A New Toy for Your RV Travels
The story of the Tablet PC actually starts with a 1888 US patent by Elisha Gray for and electrical stylus which captured hand-writing. In later years various companies, including IBM, have tried different models and approaches to the tablet. It seems like such a natural use of computing but it is just recently that the tablet has come into its own. Technology and higher Internet speeds have merged to give us a truly useful and enjoyable tool - they are here to stay now. Their small and lightweight size, flat working surface and wide range of applications make them quite attractive for RVing and being on the road. With a tablet pc you can browse the Internet, get instant maps, watch moves, view and store your photos, play games, read books and so much more. Sounds pretty cool for RVing!
So, IS buying a tablet pc a good move for travelers and RVers? They certainly do offer a lot of really cool capabilities and convenient, compact size. But with prices ranging from $400 to above $800 one has to double think if a netbook or laptop computer would not be a better investment at this point. Great PC laptops and netbooks can be had for under $500 and much less. Certainly worth considering if you can stifle the temptation to buy and experience the newest technology in the field.
Have you gotten yours yet? Tell us what you like/dislike about them in the comments below.