Typing Like Crazy with My Intel 2 in 1

Typing Like Crazy with My Intel 2 in 1


Have you ever heard people talk about how texting and spell-checkers are hampering our children’s ability to spell. They reply and finish sentences with simple abbreviations. Crazy, IKR?! (For the record, I hate that in blog posts.) Despite how much I love smart phones and all, I recently had a revelation that kind of caught me off guard.

When I was in high school, I was all about business. Literally. Advanced math, accounting, advertising, programming (which was pretty rare at the time) and seriously important, typing. I actually had two full semesters learning how to type properly. Learning speed and accuracy. Half the machines were electric and the other half were manual carriage return typewriters. Made a mistake? White out. Want a duplicate? Layer the paper with carbon. (That stuff was ridiculously messy.) I remember my teacher telling me that my words per minute (with accuracy calculated) was the highest she had ever seen in one of her students. It was something I was really proud of at the time. As I’ve gotten older, I recognize the disadvantage that the hunt-and-peck system of typing presents. Thankfully, I’m not anywhere near that.

I'm in love with my Microsoft Surface Pro 3! - SahmReviews.com #Intel2in1  Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a great piece of technology! - SahmReviews.com #Intel2in1

However… just as we fear that spell-check and texting are dumbing down society’s spelling capabilities, I realized that my skills in typing over the past several years have also suffered. It wasn’t until I started using my Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel 2 in 1 computer that I realized it. At the risk of having my master typist award revoked, I have to admit that I recently couldn’t find a few keys. Scratch that. Not just a few… a lot. I also had developed some bad typing habits like tapping the shift key and expecting it to automatically capitalize. It isn’t that I haven’t been typing because I have. My primary station for work is a desktop computer with a full-sized ergonomic keyboard. The problem is that I was too used to the modified keyboard built into the tablet I have been using when I was away from my PC.

I haven’t had a laptop in years when the one I had been using was irreparably damaged while beta testing some hardware. I had convinced myself (and Scott) that I didn’t need another laptop. Anything I needed to do I could do on my PC at home or my tablet while on the go.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a cross between a laptop and a tablet. Best of both! - SahmReviews.com #Intel2in1

You know what? I was wrong. Not only did the tablet not have the ability to do all the things I needed it to do but I also was unknowingly degrading my skills. Don’t get me wrong, I love having a tablet but having a 2 in 1 gives me the best of both worlds. It’s a tablet when I want it to be and a standard computer when I need it. You’ve probably seen the commercials with side-by-side comparisons. Those commercials are spot-on. I was amazed with how easily I adapted to the 2 in 1 and started taking advantage of the fusion of features.

With my Microsoft Surface Pro 3, I can do my work on the go without sacrificing features! - SahmReviews.com #Intel2in1

Picture this scenario: Typing a document and make an error or decide to make a revision. Previously on the PC, grab the mouse and navigate to the location of the desired change, click and fix. With the tablet, scroll, hold and select and correct. Mind you, I avoided typing blog posts on my tablet because it was a total nightmare. With my Intel 2 in 1, it’s e-a-s-y! No scrolling with a mouse or fighting with layered keyboards. If I discover something I want to fix, I (drumroll, please) tap the screen! Then I type the correction or modification. It’s fantastic!

Having the versatility of a PC and the portability of a tablet has made me think this is something that everyone needs. Next time you’re at an electronics store, be sure to check them out.

I love the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Intel 2 in1… and it would make my typing teacher proud to see that my skills are quickly returning to their former glory.


About Nicole

Founder and owner of SAHMReviews.com, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

12 comments on «Typing Like Crazy with My Intel 2 in 1»

  1. Nicole Dz says:

    Wow a 2 in 1 seems genius to me, I bet you can get things done a lot quicker too. Love the tap the screen for when you need to fix something. Sounds too awesome!

  2. April G says:

    I totally avoid writing posts on my tablet – this sounds like the perfect solution! Looks like an amazing piece of technology! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts! I think I’ll be adding this to my Christmas list for hubby! 🙂

  3. Dede says:

    I’d really like to see how this would perform in my classroom. We use technology often to visit websites and apps. This might be a good option!

  4. I’ve heard a number of good things about the Surface. I do most of my work on a desktop.

  5. Carlee C says:

    I know what I want for Christmas. I have been needing an upgrade for a while and this would be perfect for me on business trips.

  6. I recently went back to a laptop from using a desk top. Although I have to relearn some key locations again, I like that my desk is free of all the tower, keyboard, and monitor filling up my desk space. The tablet with a keyboard looks great. I’d like to get one of those someday too!

  7. I would love to get one of these for my daughter.. She needs a new laptop for school and this looks like a great solution.

  8. That is a sweet laptop! I love the 2 in 1 systems! I have a laptop, but it is old, and BIG and not very portable! I seriously need something more mobile for my work. I’d love one of these! And I always require my “computers” to have Intel! I LOVE Intel!!

  9. Color me impressed! I am a bit careful when it comes to the PC, but I love what you are saying

  10. Mel says:

    This computer looks awesome! Hello Chanukah gift!

  11. That looks amazing! So thin! Perfect for blogging on the go!

  12. Karen Glatt says:

    I would love to have one of these 2 in 1 laptop where all I do is tap the screen and it corrects my writing. What a genius idea. I wonder if it took some time to get used to. But, it sounds like a great laptop to invest in!

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