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tabletsEver since the PC tablet was introduced, I have wanted one.

My desire became even more keen as the two-in-one tablets turned into desk tops.

My fingers are too large to hit those tiny keys on a cell phone or a small tablet – but a LARGE screen – that clicks into a KEYBOARD!  What a dream!

The only thing stopping me from fulfilling my dream is – you guessed it – cash.

Now, the brakes have been put on full force by this newspaper article –

Laptops make a comeback – Standard Examiner, August 2, 2014

The post-PC revolution, aka the rise of tablets as replacements for laptops, has faltered.  Tablet sales are crashing, while laptops may be enjoying a resurgence in popularity, . . . . . .  While the iPad is great as an entertainment device, whether that’s watching a movie or flipping through Facebook feeds, they’re tough to actually work on. . . .   Further, you can buy a decent laptop for less than the price of an iPad. For budget-minded families, a laptop is a smarter choice than a tablet.”

The author also cautions, “Buy a computer with the latest version of Windows 8 installed on it and accept the fact it will take some getting used to. Do that and you’ll be primed for Windows 9, Microsoft’s new operating system that could be released as early as February 2015.”

“Buy the most powerful processor you can afford. Look for Intel iCore 3, 5 and 7, with 7 being the most powerful.”

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