What we think we know

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Real Estate Agent with Coastal Properties Group International

Several times I've gone to Office Depot to try a Lenovo tablet computer, but they never have one I can try. Before spending $2,000 I want to know how if feels, and where things are (online shopping is great, and I do it often, but sometimes you want hands on). I want to type on the keyboard and see how it feels, how the keys click, whether the keys are too close together, etc. I want to see how I'd like using a TrackPoint instead of the pad (and I resisted that for months, using an external mouse for my current Dell laptop, but now I use it most of the time).  When I've tried computers at Office Depot, they put in their password and leave me alone to try it.  When trying the Lenovo at NAR, the representative was there with me all the time. I tried the TrackPoint, and really didn't like it.  Then he gently said, I think the reason you don't like it, is that you're trying to use it like a touch pad.  Try not lifting your finger and just pointing it in a direction.  Wow, what a difference!  I wouldn't have known that by myself. I thought I knew how to use that simple device, but I didn't.  It's kind of like a finger Segway. 


Andy Norton at CyberProfessionals pointed out the difference between most computer stores (no help, just look around - if you ask for help, they really don't know more than they can read on the box or ticket) and Apple Stores. Go in to an Apple computer store and there are all kinds of Apples for you to try, and LOTS of  "sales" people to answer your questions and show you things.  Andy said they're not clerks, they're Apple  disciples.  What a difference that enthusiastic team makes - we should be sure our teams and offices try to emulate that - passionate, enthusiastic disciples wanting you to share their world of discovery.

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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group
CHRISTIE'S International Real Estate
238 Beach Drive NE
St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Kristal Kraft
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I'm with you, I like to feel it before I make the deal on a computer.  There are so many that just don't make the cut.

Thanks for the NAR report...keep them coming.  I'm living vicariously through you!

November 12, 2006 08:47 AM
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Sharon I think that makes us kinesthetic learners, the touchy feely kind! How cool that you were able to do that at the NAR convention. As I smile about my zealousness in the really early 80s about my Apple 2 E computer, I LOVE that phrase Apple Disciple.  The world is a whacky place and we love it! Thanks for the continuing update!
November 12, 2006 10:23 AM
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Ben Wiseley

Thought you might be interested in this... looks like the Lenovo is getting great reviews.   http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/laptops/lenovo-x60t-reviewed-tough-as-a-tablet-can-get-214743.php

 

 

November 14, 2006 04:07 PM
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Irina Netchaev
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Pasadena Views Real Estate Team, Inc.

So Sharon... will you be getting a Lenovo tablet?  I looked on line and it seems like they're running around $1,700 after discounts (NAR and convention) fully loaded.  Also, will you be getting the VREO software?

Trying to make a decision myself here.  Let me know!  THANKS!

November 14, 2007 12:13 PM
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Sharon Simms
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Coastal Properties Group International

Hi, Irina,

If I was at NAR this year and able to pplay with the TrackPoint, I might already have one. Not being able to do that, I'm still in Analysis Paralysis and haven't bought. Other than that question, I think Lenovo Tablet is far and away better than the others.

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