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By your description about what you will be doing with this tablet (not 100% required to have in the classroom) Consider saving some serious cash and get a desktop for home.They are much more powerful and you can work on it yourself if you care to.Heck for that money i could see two desktop rigs comming your way.Working with two or more desktop rigs going at the same time always made school work easier for me,espically during CCNA studies and the requirement to have Packet Tracer going.I like to keep a couple open with reference material displayed.One open with Lab instructions displayed,full time.With the fourth rig I actually worked the lab.

EDIT: I told my CCNA instructor how I worked the labs and he told me that he ran his entire course load (the total amount of courses he was teaching) off a laptop,an old laptop at that.
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By your description about what you will be doing with this tablet (not 100% required to have in the classroom) Consider saving some serious cash and get a desktop for home.They are much more powerful and you can work on it yourself if you care to.Heck for that money i could see two desktop rigs comming your way.Working with two or more desktop rigs going at the same time always made school work easier for me,espically during CCNA studies and the requirement to have Packet Tracer going.I like to keep a couple open with reference material displayed.One open with Lab instructions displayed,full time.With the fourth rig I actually worked the lab.
EDIT: I told my CCNA instructor how I worked the labs and he told me that he ran his entire course load (the total amount of courses he was teaching) off a laptop,an old laptop at that.

OP needs something that is portable. I'm assuming that OP already has a desktop of some sort, he just doesn't want to carry his laptop around.
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As the title says, I'm in the market for my very first tablet. I'm tired of lugging around my laptop and I wanted something i can just whip out of my backpack without any hassle. Prices don't matter to me (of course I would like to spend less) as long as its under 500$. It will mostly be a general utility (play some light games, schoolwork, taking notes) so doesn't need to do anything special. I would love about 16GB of memory for short videos and whatever apps I need.

So unless you can pull a desktop out of a backpack, a desktop won't work especially when OP needs something that is on the go.
post #13 of 27
I would get the surface as a knee-jerk reaction.

HOWEVER, I understand that that would be quite unwise. I would at least wait a few days to see how the Surface does and have it on the table. More competition is a good thing. biggrin.gif
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zep,Again by his description of his use it does not sound like a tablet is optimal.Unless you are an engineering or chemistry student the need and usefulness for a tablet or laptop in the classroom is overated.Since my personal position is one that makes me be careful with money my feedback also has this same theme.
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zep,Again by his description of his use it does not sound like a tablet is optimal.Unless you are an engineering or chemistry student the need and usefulness for a tablet or laptop in the classroom is overated.Since my personal position is one that makes me be careful with money my feedback also has this same theme.

If you check out my sigrig I already do have a pretty powerful desktop and I also own a Wacom 17inch tablet. I don't need any more bulk, I want a tablet to carry around in my schoolbag, and also fit in my camera bag. As I find myself out of the house more than 10 hours a day, I need something really convenient to work with. Thanks a lot for the help though smile.gif
post #16 of 27
I am in the same boat OP. I commute to school (and I do not like lugging stuff around), my laptop crapped the bed and i hate using the school computers. So i bought an ASUS tf700 and I'm loving it so far! The keyboard dock should be in by the end of the week (got the tablet on Saturday) so I can use it as a little netbook for papers. I highly recommend this puppy.
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I am in the same boat OP. I commute to school (and I do not like lugging stuff around), my laptop crapped the bed and i hate using the school computers. So i bought an ASUS tf700 and I'm loving it so far! The keyboard dock should be in by the end of the week (got the tablet on Saturday) so I can use it as a little netbook for papers. I highly recommend this puppy.

I really like how the TF700 looks on paper but something about the aluminum build turns me off. It has a nice screen, I know, but it also hits my budget hard.
post #18 of 27
I have used it a fair bit and only one thing has turned me off about it, but it isn't the tablets fault. My school is sketchy with its network and apparently only iOS based tablets are able to connect to the schools internet (laptops too of course). I think it has something to do with a contract I'm sure my school has with apple but no body with android based devicess can connect here. Other.than that though i love it.
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I have used it a fair bit and only one thing has turned me off about it, but it isn't the tablets fault. My school is sketchy with its network and apparently only iOS based tablets are able to connect to the schools internet (laptops too of course). I think it has something to do with a contract I'm sure my school has with apple but no body with android based devicess can connect here. Other.than that though i love it.

Yeah, some networks have that issue I think, our school did that as well but after a torrent of complaints from me and my friends (most of whom use android phones) the network was fixed to allow all devices.
The TF700 is definitely on my little list of tablets I would consider, thanks a lot smile.gif
post #20 of 27
My point was that after 4 yers of classes only a fraction of students used laptops,tablets or other electronic devices.It is just not necessary to bring a tablet to most classes.If you have money to burn,well have at it.
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