I was on the lookout for a tablet and was a little unsure what to get.
I shopped around for quite a while and looked at all the alternatives. For me personally I-pads are just way too expensive for what they actually do, and I am not a big fan of Apple products anyway. The next thing was an Android tablet. I own an Android phone and have been impressed so I thought it may be a good alternative to an i-pad. The cheaper Android tablets looked great but unfortunately they all ran older versions of the Android OS, and to do the things I needed it would require a tablet with a more recent version of the Android OS. After shopping around it looked like to get the tablet I needed I would be spending £300+. The next option was a cheaper Windows 7 tablet, which would allow me to do all the things I needed and a lot more than an i-pad or Android tablet would allow me to do (and at a fraction of the cost!)
After a LOT of shopping around I eventually found this little gizmo for £272. I thought if I were going to spend that amount of money it may as well be a Windows tablet. It seemed like the best deal I could find for the specification and I spent ages trying to decide if I was doing the right thing by purchasing this product. In the end I gave in and pressed the add to basket button!
Two days later (thanks to a super speedy delivery service) my package arrived all the way from China! I opened the box to discover I had been given a couple of free gifts; a leather case and two stick on screen protectors which now saved me the hassle of having to go out and purchase extra accessories. I also received a friendly email from the seller asking if I had received the item and if I was happy with it and also if I got the free accessories.
After charging up the device I turned it on and windows started up. All seemed to be in good working order and I happily tapped away at the screen for hours! I was surprised to find that I had genuine Windows 7 Ultimate installed which was activated and working without a problem and also I had a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 thrown in for good measure!
A few days after customizing, installing all my programs, documents etc. I had the tablet working the way I wanted. I now have everything set up and syncing between all my computers effortlessly and seeing as they all run Windows 7 it could not be any simpler.
At first the touch screen was hard to get used to, but after a few weeks of use it's becoming second nature, it's just learning how to handle it properly. One thing I have done to make life easier is to move the taskbar to the left hand side of the screen, I increased the size of the minimize, maximize and close buttons. I also increased the size of the scroll bar as it was sometimes a little difficult to hit them right with my finger with it being so small!
It's definitely been a handy little gadget. It hasn't changed my computing lifestyle, and I'll never ditch the desktop but it has made a nice little addition. I use it mainly to browse, surf the net, read emails, e-books, watch videos and play a few games. Being as its Windows it's able to do all the things I can do on my desktop (but without the same graphical or CPU power naturally) while on the go and out and about.
The only downside is the battery life...I get 2 hours maximum on a full charge which is a little disappointing. I am able to extend the life by using a neat little program called Aerofoil which helps keep Windows running longer by automatically turning off Aero Glass and other battery-sucking preferences when you disconnect from the power socket and I've managed to use the tablet for around 3 hours this way.
Overall it's good but not amazing. More of an add-on to your digital life rather than a replacement, but I am very happy I picked one up and the excellent service from the seller really helped.