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Woohoo, college! PDAs & notes?

by Sunatis / October 6, 2004 3:09 AM PDT

Hi yallz

I'm new to these forums, & just wanted to drop by with a question.

Me: Just turned 17, & in my first year at the University of New Mexico, aiming at Pharmacy School.

Question:
I am planning on buying a PDA (most likely some Ipaq), and was wondering if using one of those foldable attachable keyboards would be useful for taking notes on the PDA..... is it practical to take & view notes on, say, something with 320x320 res? & I'm assuming it's not noisy when typing on....
For those wondering "Why not just use pen & paper"... I'm not all too fond of them.

Btw, how's your guys web browsing experience using your handhelds? Compared to what you'd get out of a lap/desktop i guess.

Thx

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Re: Woohoo, college! PDAs & notes?
by cutekangaroo / October 28, 2004 9:39 AM PDT

This is my first year in college too. I bought a Powerbook 17" to replace my Dell desktop. I just bought an HP Pocket PC too, which is nice.

I haven't use pocket pc ever, but I have with palm, and it sucks. The thing is its hard to go back and review what you just type. On a notebook computer, the screen is bigger and easier to see.

If you can spend some extra cash, you could probably buy a small laptop and use it in class instead. If I had money, I would buy another laptop that is like 12" so I can take to class everyday. I tried taking the 17" but it doesn't realy fit on those individual desks.

Also, it isn't very practical when you want to review your notes, especially want you want to export it or print it. Which may be tidious if you do it everyday. If you have a laptop, all your documents are there, no need to transfer, you could take it home and print it out.

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Re: Woohoo, college! PDAs & notes?
by cutekangaroo / October 28, 2004 9:44 AM PDT

Oh, you may be asking why the hell did I purchased a Pocket PC for anyway. Well, sometimes its not very ergonomical to carry a 7lb 17" notebook to classes everyday. I still take notes manually, which makes it easier for me if I want to review it (instead of having to turn on the computer and try to find the document). Also I sometimes only want to check out some news and emails, maybe some mp3s in the library and that's all.

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