See what tablets others are using. Today I'm not finding any that will replace the common laptop. That is, to get the tablet up to what we do on laptops we add a keyboard and more.
The textbooks are problematic as most have DRM so your tablet can't be some no-name unit.
-> Do the work. Ask your teachers what tablets they see out there that actually are working for students.
Hello all, and first off I would like to say sorry If this is in the wrong post, wrong area, etc. I am new! So hopefully this goes well and you can understand me, if not I'll gladly try to elaborate.
So I am in college, and looking for a tablet capable of many things. That being said and being very vague, I would like a tablet to use mainly for school and study purposes. I currently have a laptop, but lets say for the sake of this post that I really do not have a budget and anything is reasonable.
I love the ASUS Transformer, but would this be the best for me? This is why I come here.
I try to list these in order of importance.
1. The tablet must be good with a stylus. I would ideally like to use a writing app to write my class notes on. I have youtubed some videos and the preloaded app on the transformer does not interest me. I would like an app that literally acts just like a notebook and lets you free write on it, etc.
2. I love the transformer because of the additional keyboard and the battery life with addition to the keyboard. It will allow me to type my notes after class, web browse easier, etc. Remember, I have a laptop, but the keyboard access to the tablet would be a nice feature. I know the iPad has the dock also.
3. The keyboard should be Wifi. I do not plan on using 3G because my campus is completely WIFI and I'll have good internet wherever I go.
I really can not think of anything else right now as far as specs go...
The main ones that I would be looking at if I had to pick would be
2. Apple iPad
3.Samsung Galaxy Note(I like the writing and smoothness of it in the commercial)
4.Galaxy nexus(may be a little to small to do notes on)
if worse comes to worse and I can not choose, I can always get a regular kindle and use that for digital books
The tablet should be able to hold textbooks and study guide books on it. By this I mean I can download digital texts, access eTexts on the web, etc. The main point here is I should be able to access a digital textbook.