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What is a reasonable laptop for writing "by hand"?

by sam13524 / December 7, 2014 9:17 AM PST

What are some reasonable laptops that can be used for writing that is as close as possible to writing on a notepad? I'm including for instance writing on image files, pdfs, etc. It has to be as close as possible to writing on a real notepad with a real pen.

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by sam13524 / December 7, 2014 9:19 AM PST

By reasonable I mean a price of say at most say $1k.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 7, 2014 9:25 AM PST

While I like what iPads do for their notetaking and annotation, there's really nothing that competes with pen and paper today. But if you push me, the iPad. notes the titles I've seen over and over but if you think this is a laptop issue, well, I have news for you. It's all in the app. Evernote may be good enough so how about Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 or the Lenovo ThinkPad 10?

Both could be better or terrible with the right app but I've tried too many and I won't give any a passing grade. There is a system I really like which is the Cintaq shown at

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Laptop for writing by hand
by Mary12_Belcher / December 7, 2014 4:09 PM PST

Writing by hand is very slow and cumbersome process then typing, mostly it has been seen that student's are unable to write at the time of lectures may they miss the words or unable to write down every word in a lecture. So to come out from this problem you can buy digital notetaking, smartphones, tablets etc. are best for you.

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