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Should I get an ultrabook/netbook/chromebook or don't bother?

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You see, I did plan on getting an android tablet, but it doesn't work with my homework for my community college.
I touch the box in order to insert an answer for Pre-Algebra however the touchscreen keyboard doesn't appear.

I haven't decided if I should get an ultrabook/netbook/chromebook or I should forget it.

What do you guys think?

If you guys do prefer me to get an ultrabook/netbook/chrome, then here's my budget.

It'll be between $200-$400 max.
There won't be any gaming involve.
Really good battery life.
Screen size should be between 10" - 13"
The specs doesn't matter because I am not expecting some really good hardwares for a budget.




I do have a laptop, but it is too bulky, too little battery life and takes quite a while to load compare to ultrabook/netbook/chromebook which i assume it'll load fast.

Assuming I throw in a mSATA/SSD.

What's your thought guys?
     
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Seriously, get a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 if you can afford it. It can handle note taking and works as a regular tablet. It is what an 8" tablet should be.
I had an IBM flip top notebook with handwriting recognition on OS/2 Warp in 1993 so I'm severely disappointed at the progress of the tablets but the Galaxy Note 8 is pretty nice even though it's 10 years late.

My rant about my ZeePAD and my experience with Android:

I got a gift of a ZeePAD with Android 4.1, 512MB RAM, 1GHz CPU and 2GB usable SSD and I'm seriously disappointed with the whole experience.

It's like stepping back into 1995 where you have programs shutting down after you open up 20 processes and since most programs won't close and just stay in RAM it gets there easily especially if you open 12 browser tabs with one being Facebook.

The speed of the browsing is horrible on the same link my laptop zooms on. Watching video on HTML 5 is unreliable and many times in full screen it's bouncing out and back in. The quality of the picture is nice at least.

Then you have really poor spam and AdBlock apps so you get bombarded with advertisements and Google Play store shut out the Ad Block authors. I got AdBlock Plus running but it gets crashed by some advertisers and shuts down. The only browser that works quickly is the built in one. I tried Opera, Dolphin, Firefox, Maxthon and some odd ones trying to make their name and only Opera and Dolphin come close to the built in browser speed. I sorely miss my Tabs Outliner from Chrome where I can keep track of my tabs and exactly where I left off.

There's not many anti-malware products but the malware is out there.

Then there is being locked into making all your choices on application purchasing to Amazon or Google. There are some other app (APK) repositories with poor selections. I'm dead set against any single company controlling my purchasing choices....

My Toshiba e300 could recognize and handle notes way better than this capacitance touch screen on the ZeePAD.
If I'm carrying a tablet it damn well better be usable AS a tablet for notes!!!! Paperless society was a dream since before 1978...


I sound like a grumpy old man so let me say I still like the ZeePAD enough to be using it weekly at least to read eBooks.
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