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what tablet would you recommend for specifically note taking in class? I wanna be able to keep digital notes instead of wasting paper. are there any out there that have good stylus response? preferabably <300 dollars..
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I wouldn't recommend any of them, honestly. A pen/pencil and a pad of paper are still the best way to take notes. Between stability issues (on just about all tablets) in the apps and lag of the input, you'll never get a similar experience to actual paper.

There aren't any tablets worth buying that work that great for notes, especially in that price. If you absolutely need a digital medium for notes, a netbook is about your only option. Advantage there is you can use Word which is stable and won't crash during a lecture. But then you are typing which is generally worse for both speed and retention of the information.
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^^what he said

there are good stable tablets out there, but not in that price range, and not that are worth buying just for taking notes
    
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Motion Computing m1400. They go for around $100 on ebay. I got one a while ago through a company I worked for... it runs XP so it'll do more than any android tablet or ipad. Only downside is it only reads input from the stylus.

Mine gets the same battery life as the average laptop. I used it in college nearly every day. It's great because I used it to replace all my notebooks for all of my classes.
 
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digital pen and have it sync with evernote
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I wouldn't recommend any of them, honestly. A pen/pencil and a pad of paper are still the best way to take notes. Between stability issues (on just about all tablets) in the apps and lag of the input, you'll never get a similar experience to actual paper.
There aren't any tablets worth buying that work that great for notes, especially in that price. If you absolutely need a digital medium for notes, a netbook is about your only option. Advantage there is you can use Word which is stable and won't crash during a lecture. But then you are typing which is generally worse for both speed and retention of the information.
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^^what he said
there are good stable tablets out there, but not in that price range, and not that are worth buying just for taking notes

^^ What they said. Especially if you're taking scientific classes.
    
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^^ What they said. Especially if you're taking scientific classes.

What about what i said >.>

The motion computing m1400 IS a slate tablet and its cheaper than ANY android tablet on the market.
 
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A netbook.
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What about what i said >.>
The motion computing m1400 IS a slate tablet and its cheaper than ANY android tablet on the market.

Of all the choices, that is a good one. I've not used that version in particular but something MADE to do that sort of thing is much better than buying a media consumption device like a tablet and trying to use it for a dedicated purpose.
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I'm surprised nobody here has mentioned the B&N Nook Color. I just recently got a Nook Color ($150 on sale, they're $199 in the store now that the Nook Tablet is coming out) and rooted it to load Cyanogen Mod 7 (CM7) on to it. CM7 is a full blown Gingerbread Android OS with all the same features you would have on a Samsung Tab or Toshiba Thrive. The only thing that those tablets have over the Nook Color, other than being more expensive, is they have a camera and support data network capability (3G/4G/HSPA). I bought my Nook Color specifically for work, such as taking notes in meetings. I have OliveOffice setup with my Google docs so as I take notes they automatically sync with my Google account. Much easier than trying to keep track of paper scribbles everywhere.

It's pretty simple to perform the root and load the hacked OS onto a Nook Color, and then you have a full 7" Android tablet for $200. Personally, I prefer the 7" size over the 10" tablets because its the same size as my notepads I carry around the office, and its just light and simple. I don't feel like I'm walking around with a picture frame.

For what its worth, I also run the same hacked OS on my Samsung Infuse phone, and love it. Makes compatibility between the phone and the tablet very succinct.

For more info on CM7: http://www.cyanogenmod.com/
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