Thursday, October 4, 2012

More on Creating Documents

All we need to do away with Windows is to get an Android device we can plug in between keyboard and display/monitor.
The new Kindle Fire HD enables that, but has limited “apps”.
How about a tablet which does the job for $60?     That would be the Matrix One 7”.
How could it be any good at this price, plus $10 shipping?     We don’t know the life of the battery, but reviews have been good, so I tried one.  Works!!  Not only that, but it is plastic and only 2/3 the weight of the light Nexus 7.
I have not found a way to use dictation, as with the Nexus 7, but I ran across a keyboard case that works like a charm, at less than $10.   There is no Bluetooth for a wireless Bluetooth keyboard..    
The OS is not the latest, but close, Android 4.0
So, now to go plug it in and try the word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps, along with everything else that is there now for Android.
The Matrix has a good touch screen and is pretty quick.  And slick.   You do need an HDMI cable, HDMI to HDMI MINI.