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What tablet is best for a student?

by Green12324 / May 21, 2012 3:47 PM PDT

I'm considering buying a tablet, but I'm not sure which one.

My main reason for buying it would be note taking and textbooks, although I would obviously use it for entertainment.

I'd prefer to use Microsoft One Note, but I don't know much about Windows 7 tablets. Since Windows 8 isn't out yet I think it would be unwise to buy a Windows 7 tablet anyway.

The iPad is a bit expensive for me (I'd like to stay under $500), and I'm not a fan of One Note on the iPad.

I'd be open for any recommendations though, so feel free to suggest good Windows 7 tablets if you have experience with them. Also, let me know about any good note taking apps for Android or iOS. I'm not a big fan of Evernote though.

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A Windows 7 tablet looks to be just as much as the iPad.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2012 2:11 AM PDT

Did you find a Windows 7 tablet under 500?

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by leonice99 / May 22, 2012 6:51 AM PDT

I would go with Samsung Galaxy. I have that one and it works great for me.

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So far, a disaster zone.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 22, 2012 7:01 AM PDT
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While I'm seeing some good things develop, the Android system is lagging here.

Have you used a current Android tablet with a keyboard and try to do the usual school work?


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Galaxy Note 10.1
by MouseTheLuckyDog / May 28, 2012 4:24 AM PDT

I presume that you want this for September. The Note is not yet out but should be so.

Forget about OneNote unless you are willing to buy an x86 tablet aka a laptop with touchscreen and no keyboard.
You won't find one for less then $1000 and probably pay closer to $1500.

On Android/Win8-ARM ( whatever they are calling it these days ), well I wouldn't use anything windows until they showed something like a good track record with mobile devices-- after all they h8ave a more then fifteen year track record of failure in the area. As for OneNote, MS makes a version for Android/IOS though not very good but future versions... . There is also Mobile Note which is supposedly very good, and rumors have it that evernogte is adding inking.

For now there are two tablets that support "real" pens -- the Note and the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, and there are indications that Lenovo will be getting out of the Android market erxcept for a Fire clone. SO I would wait and see about the Note BTW I meantion this because I think a pen is something students need for their tablet.

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by pulse90 / May 31, 2012 6:41 PM PDT
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Akash tablet is best for the student I think, What do you think?

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For now, junk investment.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2012 1:59 AM PDT
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I can only guess those that want to sell tablets would offer such advice.

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(NT) Asus transformer tablet
by jex2013 / February 18, 2013 11:08 AM PST
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Have it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2013 12:37 PM PST

But a laptop it's not. For the money, get a laptop?

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