Coolest Thing I got at BlogHer – Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Tab

I purchased a tablet to take with me to BlogHer in San Diego but it wasn’t easy to multi-task on and it was thin but still heavy and I just couldn’t justify the cost right before BlogHer  so i returned it the very same day I bought it. I’m so glad I did. Honestly, there were several little items I really liked at BlogHer but this was the most exciting.

You see, I’m not what you’d call a “lucky” kind of person so when I won a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Verizon luncheon I was just floored to say the least. I’ve had it now for a couple of weeks and after a few minor issues I’m really liking it. By the way, @SamsungSupport on twitter is a great help if you have any issues.

samsung galaxy tab wi-fi

I had to go out of town almost immediately after returning from SanDiego, which getting back in itself was an adventure but I won’t bore you with that. Anyway, I was worried about being able to get work done on the road.  Six hours each way was a lot of time to lose out on work/blogging time so before we left my husband suggested I get it activated so I could use it on the road. That’s what we did and I must say it was great to be able to blog from it while on the road; it saved me so much time. It will be so much easier to take with me to therapy sessions and maybe once I get a cover for it I’ll let the kids do some learning games or read using it. Yes, I could have taken my laptop but this was so much easier to work with, carry and put away when we stopped.  I used the camera, looked at pictures and video (1280 x 800 WXGA display = awesome), tweeted, blogged and just spent time playing around with it. Now, I just need to get a cover for it so I can carry it out of the house without the box. If you have a favorite tablet cover please let know which one it is. I’m on the hunt for one.

The thing I can’t get over is how light it is -556 grams.  Honestly it feels like it weighs nothing which makes me a little worried I might drop it. I also love being able to multi-task, thanks to mini-apps, which wasn’t easy to do on the other tablet I bought but returned. Here it’s so easy to get around and understand. And since it’s android it wasn’t something new to get used to since I have an android phone already.  Everything is easy to find and I love the size of the screen.  Even me with my bad eye sight can use it without having to readjust the size (well, not much anyway).

samsung galaxy 10.1 tab

I highly recommend giving it a look if you are in the market for a tablet. Well, I’m off to learn more about the Galaxy Tab’s Social Hub.

Disclosure:  No, I was not compensated in any way to post this information. I just really like it and think it’s one you might look at as an option should you be in the market for one.

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  1. Congrats on winning! I like Samsung too. Never had the need to use their tech support, but good to know that they work right on Twitter.

  2. Wow! That’s so awesome that you won, and what a useful thing to win! My husband was given an iPad for his birthday, and it, too, has become such a useful device while traveling.