Every once in a while I like to spoil myself. Sometimes it is because I simply can, sometimes because it feels great to indulge myself.
It is true, I have been feeling blue lately and I admit this time I wanted to sooth myself too.
I have an iPad Air and an Asus tablet but when not in front of my iMac it is the iPad I use most often. For outside I also have a 6″ E-Ink reader.
Recently I upgraded an ‘old’ laptop of mine from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for Little A. to use.
Windows 8 somehow passed unnoticed but 10, wow, Microsoft is a whole different ball game.
I gave my iPhone 4s to Big A. who was as happy as a clam with it. I did not want to spend much on a device only serving as a telephone, an agenda/calendar and for texting.
So I bought a Lumia 640 LTE with Windows 8.1 and I am very happy with the phone. In fact, I think I am going to get a Lumia 635 for Princess. Her iPhone 3 GS is slowly dying.
After days of eye shopping and reading review I finally made up my mind.
This morning I drove to a huge electronics store near Antwerp. I felt excited, happy and nervous as a little kid who’s anxiously waiting for Santa Claus. This alone was such a pleasure.
I bought a Lenovo MIIX 3-1030 10.1″ Windows tablet.
It has an Intel Quad-Core processor, 2 GB of memory and 64 GB of eMMC storage. I added a 32 Gb SD card and a micro HDMI to HDMI connector. The 1920 x 1200 IPS display is very good.
It comes with a keyboard making this tablet a 2-in-1. The keyboard is very good too and feels okay.
That was what I have been missing on the iPad albeit I have a Bluetooth keyboard for it.
I have not played with it much, it has been updating itself to Windows 8.1 and now I am trying to find out how to upgrade it to Windows 10.
The tablet is very responsive, even if 2 GB of memory is not that much.
The Microsoft Surface is a beauty but way to expensive for me.
The Lenovo set me back 299 € (340$) and in my opinion a steal.
Now it is about getting my devices to talk to each other…