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May 26, 2014

The Surface 3 was announced last week, and I was underwhelmed by the event, especially the presentation itself. The entire spectable didn't seem to compare to some other companies' announcements. I did, however, find myself thinking about replacing my laptop with a tablet that's lighter and allows me to forgo a keyboard. As much as I use a keyboard and depend on a responsive set of keys to get work done, there are definitely times when I'd like to just have a screen, and certainly a lighter form factor.

Today is Memorial Day in the US, and I'll be outside in a variety of situations today. Every year my son recognizes and remembers our soldiers at a Memorial Day ceremony with his fellow Boy Scouts. I like to capture some photos and video of the occasion, as well as track which Scouts are supposed to be there and have actually shown up. I can do it on a phone, but a laptop is too cumbersome. A tablet is actually the best option. It seems funny to use a larger device, but being able to capture and playback video on a tablet for others is much nicer than using a small phone.


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