Colin's Journal: A place for thoughts about politics, software, and daily life.
I’m struggling to decide on whether a NetBook or a tablet would be better suited for me. The tablet would be an Android one, probably the new transformer prime from Asus. It would allow me to test tablet specific designs for ExpenseClam and would provide a more convenient form factor for web browsing than my phone. The transformer also has a keyboard attachment, so writing blog posts and even some web site design should be easy.
A NetBook on the other hand would allow me to do Android development while travelling, and even at home on the sofa, rather than isolating myself away in the study.
In theory I could use VNC, or some other remote desktop software to control my desktop from a tablet, but in practise I expect this to be clunky at best. I could get both a tablet and a NetBook, however I know that when travelling I would only want to carry one, not two machines with me.
At the moment I’m leaning towards the tablet. While ExpenseClam works fine on tablets, it uses the same layout as for phones. I should be able to design a layout that really takes advantage of the extra screen space available on tablets. It also feels like a more modern investment than what is essentially a small laptop.
This post is a bit of an experiment as it had all been written on my phone using the latest WordPress app. Overall not a bad experience, mainly thanks to the Swype keyboard.
Email: colin at owlfish.com