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Laptop, Tablet or ??? for College

by Gardyloo / August 11, 2005 5:09 AM PDT

This fall I'll be using a PC I built last spring, (and was amazed at how easy it was to build). I need some input on whether to get some sort of device for taking notes in class. It?d be nice to have them stored on my HD.

?Everyone? talks about using a laptop, but I like writing notes by hand instead of typing. On another site I read that electronic tablets can be used to take notes, then you just connect it to your PC with the USB cable. There wasn?t much detail on how it could be done or what brand was used. I thought tablets were just for graphics, but is there a reasonably priced device where it can turn my handwritten notes into text usable in MS-Word?
Any other recommendations?

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by damasta55r / August 11, 2005 2:06 PM PDT

PDA????

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Do you read the CNet reviews?
by Nooorm / August 12, 2005 4:34 AM PDT
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Think Pad
by Gardyloo / August 12, 2005 4:59 AM PDT

The ThinkPad X41 sounds great, but is more than double my price range. maybe after I graduate and get a real job, but I can't afford it now.

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