Newly added in the category of "shit I don't need, but imma buy anyway" is the tablet.
After buying a budget price 10" tablet and seeing the horrible quality( performance-wise it was excellent, but battery life and screen were appaling) I began being more skeptical. The thing is, for the amount of time I've used it, I thought it was pretty useful in "consuming" stuff from the web. It could even help me relax more as I can go earlier to bed, and even if I don't fall asleep at least laying in the bed is better than standing on a chair for 2 more hours. After 2 days the tablet's screen got broken so I sent it to the service. I requested the money back because I don't need that crap anymore.
Now after doing some research people recommended me the Asus Memo Pad HD 7
. It's not top notch quality, and only 7 inch, but it has an IPS screen, good performance and most importantly, 10 hours of battery life. I guess it would be perfect for my commutes. The only thing I'm concerned about is the screen size. I realize now that 10inch is a bit big for public places, but isn't 7 inch too small to view videos? For reading it must be ok.
I wouldn't have posted this thread if I wasn't having 2 options. If the tablet was the only thing I wished to buy, I'd go for it, or maybe wait for a 10". But for a lot of time I wanted to buy an SSD for my notebook, and this is the alternative to the tablet: 128Gb 2.5 inch Samsung 840 Pro Series
. The thing is, a notebook is much larger and heavier than a tablet, and I only use it when traveling by train. I rarely carry it with me otherwise.
So I have 2 questions.
1. Do you have a tablet, and if yes, what has it helped you with most?
2. Is it worth spending the money for making my laptop speedier?( and possibly increasing battery life by a few tens of minutes)