How to Rough It with Technology

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Samsung; the opinions represented are 100% my own.

Being away from the warm glow of your computer’s monitor is typically considered roughing it for some geeks. A night without some time in front of the computer can feel a lot like camping. So, how do you stay connected when venturing out into the wild world, far away from the comfort of your desk?

A recent video released by Samsung demonstrates how you can enjoy the many conveniences of a larger desktop computer with a device as light and compact as the new Galaxy Tab 10.1. Online shopping, staying in touch with friends and loved ones, playing games, and even checking your stocks are all made possible without the need of a bulky laptop or desktop computer.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pretty impressive. Both thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 takes full advantage of everything Android (3.1 Honeycomb) has to offer. This boost to mobility doesn’t come with a sacrifice in screen real estate either; the 10.1″ WXGA display offers a full 1280 x 800 pixels, making it both spacious and detailed.

How to Rough It with TechnologyThe UI has also undergone some refurbishment from previous versions of the Galaxy Tab series. For example, Live panel gives users quick access to their favorite apps and features from the home screen. In addition, mini apps can be applied that give basic functionality to the user without the hassle of having to launch a full-fledged application. Couple that with some impressive browsing and media management tools, and you’ve got a solid tablet that’s easy to travel with.

Thanks to 3G and 4G technology now being made available built-in with tablets, such as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung, you can essentially carry all of your computing needs in a single device that takes up less space than a small textbook without having to be tethered down to a local network.

With a larger screen and more processing power than even the most powerful smartphones, having a tablet with you can certainly alleviate many of the discomforts of being away from your desk, even if you aren’t roughing it deep in the woods or working on a dude ranch.