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Hey guys, so im off to Cornell University this fall for my first year of college and need a good tablet to buy. I was going to grab a used Surface RT, Type cover and stylus, but based on the reviews it is not a good note taker.

Does anyone recommend a different windows 8 tablet, or have good experience with the RT? I want something light 2LBS or less(W/o keyboard). Let me know.


Thanks!
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post #2 of 8
I would like to know as well, I have 2 sons starting college soon and I don't know whether to go with a tablet or a notebook.

I know they want a windows machine preferably, they also showed interest in a chromebook. Would a tablet be better for school?
post #3 of 8
Don't bother with RT. ARM based Windows tablets are selling so poorly that I doubt they'll be around for long. The big selling point with Windows tablets is that you have a desktop mode that can run windowed apps, but RT can't do that, and the app store is a ghost town.


I'd take a serious look at Samsung's ATIV Tab 3. Its running full Windows 8 with an Atom Z2760, its 550g an 8.3mm thick, and comes with S Pen and Microsoft Office.
    
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is there a keyboard option?
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also do you have a link? I see tab 5 but not the one your talking about
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I just got a RT. Loving it to death right now😎
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do you have the stylus? works good for notes ?
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post #8 of 8
I just have the keyboard. Works good for me 😏
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