Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Posted On 12/18/2013 by Team iCynosure.

With a little princess who wants to explore all things that are rightfully not supposed to be available to her, it is quite a task to save not only my wallet and but also my your electronic devices.

Be it my laptop, the mobile phone and even my camera I have to ensure that they are far far away from her reach. Well I was just a bit delayed in my understanding the curious mind of a 24 month old. The things that she is truly capable of doing without any help from anyone who in his right mind will lend her a helping hand for all the craziness she eludes.

One day I overlooked the fact that my laptop was sitting pretty on my bed after I worked on an creative assignment, yes I have the privileged of working from home courtesy my boss whom I call Superman. Oh so back to the laptop, when pretty princess saw it and was finally able to have a way with the electronic piece she had been eyeing forever, all hell broke loose. Dearest husband, instead of stopping her had the nerve to go rampant clicking numerous pictures of her for me to enjoy at a later time.
Here's what she was up to, exploring everything about the laptop. And tada... this is what my Dell looked like when she was done with it.

However I choose to look at the brighter side of this misadventure, it was finally time to buy a lovely tablet.

After numerous rounds of the electronics store, I set my eyes firmly on the new edition piece. I was so happy exploring and adjusting the working of the tablet, when I accidentally dropped it while trying to hold it with one hand. But I was sure, it would be safe as the height wasn't even two feet. But my bad luck preceded me and the tablet screen hit the leg of the sofa and shattered. In a matter of seconds, I experienced emotions as varied as ignorance, carelessness to horror, anger, sadness and finally resignation.

Finally after loads of inquiries with the brand customer care and a local customer shop I didn't know what to do next. The brand service center offered a replacement at a horrible INR 15k while the local shop offered a replacement at INR 7k. I opted for the local service shop and with INR 7k poorer I was given the tablet in about 2 week's time.

As soon as I received I was so glad, it looked as good as new. However the moment I started using it, I realised that not only the screen was shaky but the touch-response was slower as well. Phew.... so now the tablet is sitting pretty in the study and is used once in a while by the princess who is all exploring things.  

So what will I use a tablet for?

  • I'd use a tablet as my morning newspaper, while enjoying a cuppa without having to worry about turning the huge pages or looking for the news articles amongst all the adverts. 
  • I'd use a tablet as my notebook, jotting down my ideas and thoughts. The full size keyboard available when you need it and otherwise hidden is a boon in disguise. 
  • I'd use a tablet through out the day for web-browsing as it is a fantastic experience, with great navigation, zoom options and even supports various applications.
  • I'd use a tablet for entertainment when I'm bored. Be it watching movies or listening to music or even playing games - a tablet is available, convenient to carry around and the battery lasts almost twice as much as a laptop.
  • I'd use a tablet as my office on the run.... never miss an important mail, be prompt and always be connected no matter where I am. 
  • I'd use a tablet as my best friend who I speak to, smile at while taking selfies and videos.

Does a tablet work for me? Yes! most definitely, but with some limitations. 

  Hands on, easy to use and understand
  Convenient, small and portable
  Great user experience, faster and safer

  A built-in keyboard but no hardware support
  Negligible local storage and no external storage support
  Price ranges from INR 15k to 65k

So basically what do I expect from a perfect product?

fabulous Being in a creative field I would love for a Tablet to do more than the basics of
- Serving as a notebook for jotting down my thoughts and ideas
- Serving as a camera for clicking picture and recording videos
- Serving as a tool for browsing information
- Serving as an entertainment device and humor me when bored

Being technologically challenged, what I'd like a Tablet to be is a one stop solution that can completely replace my laptop. It needs to be a hub for running all types of software, it needs to ensure ease of accessing information stored on other devices, it should be flexible to allow linking of an external keyboard and it should of course offer flexibility of modes. Having scanned the tablet market only one brand comes close to delivering few of the desired specifics, it's the Lenovo Yoga Tablet which promises users a #BetterWay.

The feature that I think would impact user experience is the multi-mode posture of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet providing flexibility, convenience and above all comfort for it's users. 

Have you heard about the Lenovo Yoga Tablet?  Tried it? Leave me your comments....

Should I get one for myself?


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