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My new Tablet

Sunday, November 25, 2012

It is rather funny that I'm suddenly getting all these tech things!

The Nano was a gift for giving blood.....this tablet was my Christmas present to myself! A new Samsung Galaxy 10 in Tablet, wi-fi already on it, opened early of course!

I have been looking at this since it came out. I travel quite a bit with my job, requiring overnight stays for at least a day sometimes longer. My laptop is from the Jurassic park days! it is a 17 inch Toshiba. I bought it used for a very nice price, and it has been great! keeps me connected, I even paid a missed toll online for my mom, (she missed a turn) when she dropped me off at the airport for an out of state trip, I paid it in my hotel in DC on that laptop for her, small price to pay for her doing me the favor. Anyway it weighs to much and with the case it qualifies as a carry on in airports. So having something smaller and more portable is a definite plus.

So this new tablet started out at 699, shortly dropped to 599 stayed there for quite a bit then dropped to 499 after a newer version came out with a stylus, not interested in that. It had since dropped to 399, I'm thinking ok after the holidays I'll take the plunge, as I've seen it as low as 359. Well with all the sales this week end I found it for 299!!! So I am now the proud owner of a new tablet!! I will be using this instead of that laptop from now on.

It is so cool and weighs hardly nothing! Can you tell I'm excited!!?!?!?

Have fun today!
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PLANTAGO 12/6/2012 4:37PM

    Yay! My dear kids gave me Kindle Fire last Christmas, I still remember all the excitement!

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FOXFIRENDTS 12/4/2012 10:18AM

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1NANA4EVER 12/4/2012 9:48AM

    Congratulations on your purchase! You deserve and early Christmas gift. I carry an iPad for work and have become addicted to iTunes. I have my eye on a new iPad mini for myself after the dust settles. I too want something small to take when I travel. I work in technology and the geeks I work with believe the apple platform is more secure. Enjoy!

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M77355 12/2/2012 3:08PM

    Patience paid off ;-D !

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BLITZEN40 11/28/2012 11:11AM

    Congrats on your new purchase and way to go getting a good deal! My middle school student was required to have an Ipad as a school supply this year. It was $500 which was quite a bit more than I'd planned on spending on a single school supply but the school basically forced all the parents to buy one. They were very mafioso about it. So I was especially ticked when I saw the Black Friday ads that had them for way cheaper. We don't even use Apple at our house- we prefer Microsoft, which made buying Apple even more unpleasant. We definitely would have preferred the Samsung... especially at $299!

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ANDY_54 11/26/2012 5:43PM

    emoticon Love getting a bargain! Even better that you can use it on your trips, too. Hope work slows a little for you on the upcoming holiday! emoticon

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PAMBWS 11/25/2012 7:39PM

    Awesome...I have been watching the prices on the Kobo e-readers...too many choices at the moment...but, boy, if they came on sale for comparable price here, I'd be all over it! emoticon

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MNNICE 11/25/2012 6:49PM

    Ahh, sounds like me -- always researching things and watching for a bargain! Would love a tablet some day, but will wait until my netbook conks out on me.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/25/2012 4:51PM

    congrats for gifting yourself an awesome tablet new teckie things are fun unless you don't know how to use them that is what i had kids for lol only half joking they help me with all the new technology.

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/25/2012 12:15PM

    I got an acer tablet over a year ago and was same price as kindle..I can use the kindle app and the nook app and just love it as it has wifi connections and so easy to use..love mine..I wanted the larger size as it is hard to read and fiddle with the letters if anything smaller.

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LYNNA1968 11/25/2012 11:53AM

    SWEET!!! You always give yourself the best gifts emoticon
same as you, I have a pc, for updates and things my tablet can't or won't do. For the most part I am tablet bound. Enjoy & pre merry xmas!

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EVWINGS 11/25/2012 11:21AM

    Bob got me an off-brand for under $100 for mothers day. It fits into my Kindle case, but I really want a case made for it. Bob has a flip tablet by Dell. He left it for me to use when I was so sick and in the hospital so much. The hospital has wifi in the cafeteria that reached my room so I could look at email and SP when I felt like it. I could also watch movies. So I'd love to have one like it.

I think you did quite well considering you got the origonal tablet. I also love that you gave it to yourself.

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2BDYNAMIC 11/25/2012 11:18AM

    emoticon and emoticon on that smoking hot buy!! ......... Love those!! ......... It is hard to make it w/out our toys! (I tried when the PC died a month ago, but couldn't take it any more, so got a new one last week ........... a Windows-8 ........ w/ high speed and is so nice! ............ Now I can really 'rack up' those spark points fast!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/25/2012 10:54AM

    OMG. . . . that's what my DH got for HIS Christmas present yesterday and no . . . it never got wrapped either! Haven't seen him much (except to eat! LOL) so guess he likes it! Hopefully I'll get a chance to have @ it too when he's @ work. HEE HEE

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/25/2012 10:47AM

    congrats! I've been dipping my toe into the proverbial pool when it comes to technology these days. I have a new laptop (Lenovo bought it for myself last year) but now would like a Kindle Paperwhite. Looking forward to downloading some interesting books.

Enjoy! emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 11/25/2012 10:36AM

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/25/2012 10:26AM

    That's great! I just got an iPad (I won it actually), and have been having a great time with it so far. The small size is so convenient to bring with on trips etc. Enjoy your new tablet!

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MR.NET1 11/25/2012 10:06AM

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CRAZY_DIET_MOM 11/25/2012 10:05AM

    Cool. Which did you buy yourself?? I love my Kindle with wi-fi but am thinking of passing it to my daughter and getting myself a tablet.

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