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We just got back from our long weekend vacation down in the Hill Country, near Austin, Texas. We had a great time and made many happy memories during our trip. This vacation is the first time we have traveled with a tablet, my new Intel Tablet, the Toshiba Encore™ 2. It made the trip more enjoyable for the boys especially during the long drive down and the few times it rained and got stuck inside our room.
The tablet is very travel friendly. I didn’t have to pack/bring a larger laptop or use the small screen of my phone. My Toshiba Encore™ 2 is super lightweight and thin but still has a nice and clear 10.1-inch screen. I really liked being able to browse the internet and check on a few things online from the tablet.
I really try my best to stay unconnected with anything on the internet or work related when on vacation but I did have a couple of emails and blog related work I had to check on a few times really quick. The tablet was great for this because it works more like a computer than my phone does and the screen is much easier to read. I hate to bring my laptop on vacation so that is never an option.
Keeps the kids entertained with videos and apps. My three young sons preferred the tablet over my phone for playing games and watching videos. It came in handy a few times when the boys started asking if we there yet on the trip down and on the way back.
Unfortunately, it rained a few times while we were on vacation but between card games, puzzles and playing on the tablet we were able to keep the kids entertained in the condo we rented. They played a few of their favorite games we downloaded from the Windows Store and they watched videos from YouTube or Netflix.
Works as a Camera, Radio and eBook Reader: This tablet takes great pictures too with it’s built-in 5MP auto-focus rear camera for photos and video. Now, the tablet is not something I just carry around to the lake or on trips out and about, but I did take several pictures of us in our condo room and on the patio.
The stereo speakers work really great with the Toshiba Encore™ 2 onboard stereo speakers and Dolby® Digital Plus audio. You can use apps like Xbox® Music & Video, I Heart Radio and other music apps to listen to all your favorite tunes. We spent a few nights on the patio looking at the lake, watching sunsets and listening to music.
I read every night before I go to bed and I definitely prefer reading my ebooks from my tablet. The screen size and clearness is awesome for reading. Also, it has extend battery life rating of up to 11 hours, so no going dead in the middle of a chapter.
- New Windows®, , easily synchronize and share content across your other Windows® devices.
- One-year subscription to Office 365™ Personal.
- Fast startup and extend battery life rating of up to 11 hours.
- Built-in Micro USB 2.0 and a Micro HDMI® port
- Webcam Plus Camera.
- Built-in storage plus a microSD™ card slot.
If you have not taken your tablet on vacation before I highly recommend it; you will find so many ways it comes in handy. If you do not own a tablet or need a new one, then I highly recommend checking out Intel Tablets. They provide performance, security, and battery life in mobile, flexible, and reliable computing solutions for home life, education, healthcare, and business.