The tablet promises three things: to keep you entertained, connected and productive. Out of the three, productivity is a big one for me. How was this tablet going to level up to my day-to-day responsibilities?
Enter the split-screen feature. I’m constantly trying to do a makeshift split screen on my laptop and it just looks wonky. The Fire 10 does all the work for me with a good old keyboard shortcut (FN + S). I can look at my emails and scroll through the Internet. I can video chat and keep tabs open to take notes at the same time. My multitasking can be cleaner and more organized. However, this feature doesn’t work on every application. It’s great for Zoom, Messenger by Facebook and Microsoft Office, but anytime I tried a random app, it gave me a message basically saying, "This app does not support split screen." Hopefully, they’ll continue to develop the Fire 10 so that it’ll give me the option no matter what app I’m using.
Another pro I really enjoyed for WFH purposes was Alexa. The voice command is always ready to answer my questions quickly and efficiently. I’m able to ask about the weather, news, to open apps, etc. with a simple “Alexa” to my tablet. The Alexa is also super…nice? The second I asked for the time, it said “It’s 3:27 p.m., hope you have a nice Monday.” Sorry, other virtual assistants, you might need to step your manners up.