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Do both, get a tablet like the new ASUS transformer PAD or Ipad 2 .. its 400$ now. Even less some places for a new 16g wi-fi only. I lbought the ipad3 because the Screen is the most beautiful peice of hardware iv ever seen.it was 550$ tho after tax.

Then spend the rest on upgrading rig.... you can do 75% of the things u do on a laptop on a tablet (some things better) You can get a stylus and take notes with it in class for instance just like writing in a notebook but u can upload it to google docs or save as PDF and send it to your email... its amazing... and u have have the desktop for the rest....
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I think I'm going to stick with the old hammer 'n chisel for notes wink.gif
Thanks for all the advice!
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Its better to stick with a notebook for your notes and then transcribe them at the end of the day to a digital medium that you can search. I do with with a program for MAC called Notebook, it helps me learn more since I look up the information as I transcribe it and add other notes etc. (My study technique)

I would however invest in something you can take with you to school to pass the time between classes. Smartphones are nice and all, but you would benefit from something you could use to access the college LAN.
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I get too distracted with a laptop for class..... notes, notes, notes OCN FORUM!!!, class ends -_-
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I'm honestly surprised so many people on a computer forum advocate taking paper notes. Laptop/netbook notes are the way of the future...the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future...



(someone will get that reference)
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We are advocating paper notes because the other option is better smile.gif Buying parts for desktop maximizes performance per dollar!
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Originally Posted by cavallino View Post

I'm honestly surprised so many people on a computer forum advocate taking paper notes. Laptop/netbook notes are the way of the future...the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future the way of the future...
(someone will get that reference)

I love my computer too much to dumb it down and not be able to upgrade it or customize it, for the same price too, maybe even cheaper. Just not worth it to give all of that up to be able to take convenient notes. Not like I'm out and about, if I'm not in class, I am on my computer.
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