Ok, techie friends and readers…I need your help! I need to decide what tablet to bring along on my trip later this year. Packing is definitely going to be interesting, so I can’t afford to lug a full-sized laptop. Hence, I am in the market for a tablet. I have been slow to join the tablet market because with a work-issued iPhone and a laptop at home, I just don’t see why I need one. So I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to tablets.
Here’s what I’m looking for: photos and blog. My number one concern is photos. The blog should be fine from any tablet, I presume. So I have to decide whether I can get a tablet that I will be able to upload photos from my camera and store them on the tablet, or whether I will need to store the photos elsewhere. I feel like I know the answer to this, even though I don’t want to admit it. We’re talking three months worth of photos. Granted, I do a pretty good job (and will have to on this trip) of weeding out as I go. So I won’t need to store every photo I take, as I will delete the bad ones as I go.
That said, it’s still THREE MONTHS worth of photos. In FIFTEEN COUNTRIES. So yeah, that’s a lot of photos. Is there a tablet that has that much memory? Do all tablets (iPad excluded, I think) have USB ports? I am assuming that my three storage options are going to be: on the tablet, on USB drive(s), or on SD card(s). Am I missing anything?
So with that information, what should I be looking for in a tablet and what tablet would you suggest? I am generally not interested in a Kindle or Nook, but being able to read books on the tablet wouldn’t be a bad thing, as I will be spending lots of time on trains and it would make me sad to go three months without reading a book! OK…go!