Ahoy friends! So it’s been a crazy month. We just wrapped up some much needed travel & vacation and switched our site to a new ‘brilliantly faster’ server (again)… Safe to say, we’re 110% up and have lots of fun stuff planned to share with you!
So let’s talk tech. Similar to our previous INTEL TABLET SERIES posts, we have a brand new device to showcase for you! Our friends at Intel recently let us get a hold of the latest Acer Iconia Tab 8 - an Android based tablet powered by an Intel Atom processor. The 8-inch tablet has impressed me on a number of different levels, which I’ll be sharing with you through a few posts in the coming weeks.
For my first post, let’s go through how this tablet is usefulness for photographers.
Load, Edit & Share Photos on the Fly!
Just browsing through this website, it’s pretty obvious we’re crazy about photography. You’ll seldom find me without one of my cameras in pack – not just during a photo shoot, but roaming around downtown and in the office too. Often times, it’s nice to be able to load photos I take onto a larger screen, make quick edits, and send posts directly to social media (like Instagram). For a blogger, this is a great way to get your photos shared FASTER, and ensure they look BETTER than a typical phone camera pic.
Here’s a typical workflow I’ve been using with my Acer Iconia Tab 8:
- Take photos on my Olympus OM-D E-M10 DSLR Camera.
- Load images directly onto my tablet via the free Olympus Image Share app available for Android
- Make quick edits in VSCO Camera app for Android <– this free app is truly amazing
- Post to Instagram & Twitter!
One thing to note is the Iconia Tab 8 also takes MicroSD memory – so if your camera uses the same medium, you can pop you memory card right into the tablet and load your photos that way too.
How does this tablet differ from the rest?
Speed. The Iconia Tab 8 boasts a beastly Intel® AtomTM Z3745 1.86GHz Quad Core CPU that loads my large camera files at what seem to be lightning speeds. Way faster than my iPad could ever achieve.
Key Takeaway: Handy for any Photo Blogger
Overall, I’ve been having a blast sharing my pictures as I go. Any photo blogger will realize how much fun it is to quickly shoot, edit, & post their high quality images while out on the field.
Even our fuzzy mascot Remix The Dog seems to enjoy it
See the image below for full specifications of the Acer Iconia Tab 8:
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For more info on Intel Tablets – see HERE