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Powerful, Portable and Versatile
on July 24, 2014
I bought a 32GB Playbook a couple of years ago, and I liked it so much that I also bought a 64GB Playbook for the extra storage. I didn't really know what to expect from the initial Playbook, but I had confidence in it based on its specification and other users' reviews of it. Needless to say, I love it.
I haven't yet learned all of its capabilities or used all of its features, but I continue to learn about them. So far I have used it for web surfing, for reading news and email, downloading and listening to radio programs and watching movies and videos. It has been wonderful for those. I downloaded the Blackberry Desktop software and love having the ability to pass files back and forth between my Windows 7 computer and the Playbook. My computer just sees the Playbook as an external storage device - through my computer and the included USB cable I can manipulate files that are on the Playbook, move them between machines, change filenames, play MP3 and MP4 files, and edit documents. I am amazed. It’s important to remember that the Playbook is more than an e-reader and more than a tablet to play games on. It is a full computer with all of the power of a computer.
The Playbook is a nice size to carry around the city or take on trips, and I often carry it around my apartment so that I can listen to music or watch a documentary or video. It is a solid, well-made and well-functioning tablet and I strongly recommend it.
I also bought the Rapid Travel Charger, which does speed up charging. I recommend that, too.