Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Everyday Living With My New 4G Samsung Tablet #IntelTablets #shop

 
This past summer, my dad was on a roll updating family members with new tech gadgets . Being an Android fan, he bought Buddy a tablet for his birthday, he and my mom both got new cell phones (Samsung 3 and Samsung 4), and he got me my first tablet.

Unfortunately, my dad searched for tablets for sale on eBay and got me one from there. I have to say, his first mistake was the issue. Lol I took my brand new spanking tablet to Peru with us and it was the only time it worked. Once we got home, it wouldn't charge, keep a charge and eventually, it wouldn't even turn on. Poor Dad. I felt terrible.
Buddy's Samsung Tab 7 worked pretty well and he would put his laptop the side and use the tablet. He didn't use it for more than getting on to YouTube and watching videos or playing his apps.

No, for me, I have a behemoth laptop that I got on sale about a year and a half ago and it's just a monster. After getting my laptop, I stopped using the desktop. I now have a brand new shiny, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, and I have a feeling my laptop will be left in the dust. I've only had it a week and it's already been put through the paces!

I had to take my laptop to Best Buy because it needed some TLC and there I got my first lesson on the Galaxy Tab 3's amazing functions. Buddy was with me and when the guy who is a new employee started showing me all of the bells and whistles, well let's just say, his ears perked up. The guy showed us all of the fun features and I have to say, it's the coolest thing. You can sync up multiple Samsung and play your music through them all at once. It was a really cool demonstration! Best Buy is where I'd go to snatch this baby up!
I couldn't wait to start playing with mine! When my new toy came it wasn't even out of the box before the boys were calling dibs on it. As if! No way, this baby was mine, all mine! Ugh, okay, so I'm a mom and I may not have stayed true to that thought.

My Tab 3 came last week and we headed down to Williamsburg for Thanksgiving. I wasn't going to take it, but it figured it would come in handy in case the kids got bored or I needed to get anything done online. I brought my laptop for work, and I was hoping to avoid that as long as possible. We were gone for 3 days and I never charged the tablet once while we were there. The battery life is freaking long! I've had it for a week and have only charge it once since its initial charging when it arrived!

While we were there, I took some pictures of the family and played around with some of the apps that came with to enhance the photos or make the party! Just...wow! Something I have to become proficient in, but it gives me so many options. I learned the first day that I can't take pictures in low light from the back of the device because there isn't a flash. That means being intentional about my surroundings. I went outside to take photos because the scenery down in Williamsburg is wonderful.
Our sweet time there came to a quick end and we headed back home for the night. Sunday we headed to church with Fred and the kids. I used the YouVersion Bible app to follow along with the son. My son had always used my phone. It was so much nicer to see it on a 10.1" screen! After church I had the kids try and find a movie to watch because we were heading up to PA to have Thanksgiving and I thought a movie would entertain them. Unfortunately, they didn't find any that were cheap. Maybe next time!
I've only had this for a week, but I'm loving it! I'm even writing my blog post on it. I had written it on my laptop, but edited to see how well it would work on the tablet. There isn't a LiveWriter app so I'm writing this in blogger. My photos will be edited on my laptop because I can't use picmonkey.com on the tablet. There will be an editing app soon enough I'm sure. =) Oh, and we'll be heading to mom & dad's this weekend. Guess who's going to show off being tech gadget ahead of their dad? Ya, this gal!

40 comments:

Kelly R said...

This looks like a awesome tablet. I will need to stop buy best buy and check it out. Thank you for the great post!

Emma said...

We just got Chick a tablet for her birthday and she is loving it!!!x

Natasha said...

I love the size of the screen on this tablet! I've been looking for a new one for my son so I may check this out!

Sandra Davis said...

sounds like a great tablet. i have been thinking about getting one. i will keep this review in mind when i start to get one.

Heather Riccobono said...

Your gift from your dad was so sweet but I'm happy you now have a working tablet! Thanks for sharing all the fun you had on your trip with a new tablet. #client

Franklin Aragundi said...

I love the tablet... i need to get one

bmskaggs said...

I have a Samsung Galaxy tab 3 7.0 and love it!!

Bunniker said...

I agree about how it's great to see photos on a tablet, instead of a phone. Much better! This really isn't in my budget now, but I can drool. :-)

Juan Madrigal said...

Great review. Always a pleasure seeing much variety in tech reviews. :)

CatOLuck said...

I won one of these and can't wait to get and use it :)

Lisa Brown said...

a great tablet. samsung makes nice electronics.

Bunniker said...

I would LOVE to have a tablet with a long battery life. 3 Days! Wow! (I am bad about recharging things, so this would be very helpful for me).

Jay said...

Wow, it looks awesome! Now I want to try it out!

Allison Downes said...

This looks like a really nice tablet! I love the battery life it has. Thank you for sharing!

sah jau said...

Samsung Tablets are simply the best !!! I like their touch screen colors !!!

femto femtto said...

I love to have such amazing tablet it is very handy for me :-D

roxy as said...

The sizeof the screen and the other great hardware features

jasmin q said...

Samsung is the best electronic maker ever :-)

Joanna M said...

My friend own one and he says the Samsung makes the best techs. I must say I am pretty impress by it.

sgumer said...

this looks like a great tablet. i have never used a samsung tablet. i have a samsung phone and if it is even close to that i would love it. i don't own a tablet and never have. it may be time that i got my first one.

Claudia said...

I want one!

Heather Smith said...

I love Samsung! I have used a Samsung phone for several years now and they are such good quality products. We've actually considered getting a Samsung tablet. Nice review, thanks!

scottsgal said...

IT people at my work swear by the Samsung Galaxy - they said they won't get any other kind of tablet. My kids have them and love them as well - now I just need to get one.

Meredith L said...

The tablet is nice but so are your two big pumpkins!

Taylor Allen said...

Great review! I don't think I could use an Android table as my daily tablet, but this one looks nice

Nicole Becker said...

I only have Samsung products because they are the best!!! I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and my husband actually has this tablet!! I have never had problems with either of them. I will continue to buy Samsung.

autumn grace said...

REALLY enjoy the one with MORGANA... I WISH I HAD ONE SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 !!!!! ENJOY////TY

Tony Chang said...

Thanks for the review and the chance to win!

freddie said...

I've never had a Tablet before and this one sounds really nice. If I did have it, I'm sure my daughter would steal it from me.

TrishCF said...

Thanks for the info about the Galaxy. I already have an iPad, but am not happy with it. I am considering an Android tablet now and your review made
my decision much easier.

Jean Brinkley said...

That is one sleek, gorgeous device! I hear wonderful things about Samsung devices. My only question is whether I would miss an actual keyboard for typing. Of course, there may be plug in keyboards or other solutions for this. This sure would beat lugging around a heavy laptop!

Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

Looks like an awesome tablet! I think the screen size is perfect!

bruce williams said...

Thanks so much.Great review

bruce williams said...

Thanks.Great review

Diana Cote said...

This tablet looks pretty nice and I might just have to get theis over the ipad now that it needs replacing. >.<

Kitty Iecvan said...

This tablet looks great! I have a samsung phone and it's pretty nice too.

Alana Williams said...

Seems like an awesome tablet. I would buy one if I didn't already have an iPad.

Thomas Murphy said...

I want this tablet! Thanks for the review.

Jonathan Baker said...

Looks like a great tablet! Love my Nexus, but am really interested in checking this new Samsung tablet out.

Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com said...

It sounds like it's awesome! I love that it has a long battery life, I have another tablet type device and it does not stay charged worth a darn. Thanks for sharing! #client

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