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I currently have an ASUS1001P EeePC. It's great, but I don't use it as much as I'd like.

Now I'm looking for something that's portable, has good battery life, and allows me to write all my notes on. Paper is a thing of the past.

I've heard a lot of netbook/tablets are prioritized as netbooks first, writing utensils second, and so their software for writing is crap.

However the writing is the real selling point for me, so I'm looking for something really geared towards writing being its main function, not just an added plus.

Looking for something under $600, preferably under $500.
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this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/l...-x120e-review/



or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/h...fusion-review/


Edited by zrlan7710 - 2/12/11 at 9:33pm
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there is the HP touchsmart. the screen flips around backwards over the keyboard so it becomes a tablet. my buddy got one, its like a 13" screen so its just a bit bigger than a netbook and he likes the touch screen a lot
    
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this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/07/lenovo-thinkpad-x120e-review/[/url]

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/02/thinkpadx120e38-1297098205.jpg[/img]

or this
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/hp-pavilion-dm1z-with-amd-fusion-review/[/url]

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2011/01/paviliondm112.jpg[/img]
Neither of those are what I'm talking about. I mean like .

And is the only HP touchscreen I could find, and it's $900+
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I would suggest you go to computer stores and find a model you like and then look online for a deal. As touch screens can be hit or miss, and I dont think theirs a big enough market for them for people to have a lot of reviews.

Anyways, this is just a guess:

http://www.buy.com/prod/lenovo-ideap...215877510.html
post #6 of 24
You could probably even make due with an iPad + keyboard attachment. Around the budget you're asking for and even has some office apps for sale in the app store. And yes, printer bla bla bla.

Shoot me now, I think I just became an Apple sales guy.
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Neither of those are what I'm talking about. I mean like this.

And this is the only HP touchscreen I could find, and it's $900+
i think the netbook-like touch smarts might not be available anymore... i couldnt find one like the one my friend bought a couple months ago...
    
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You could probably even make due with an iPad + keyboard attachment. Around the budget you're asking for and even has some office apps for sale in the app store. And yes, printer bla bla bla.

Shoot me now, I think I just became an Apple sales guy.
*BANG

Seems like you're looking for a Tablet PC.
Im not sure what you mean by "prioritized as netbooks first, writing utensils second.." but a netbook tablet seems to be your best bet.

ASUS makes a set of really nice Convertible Netbooks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220938

This one claims to have a decent 6.5 hour battery life, Its under 500 and the 1.6 ghz Intel Atom should have absolutely no problem recognizing some text.

I used to use Windows Journal for notes on my old Gateway Tablet. It was way weaker than this computer, cost more than twice as much (T.T) but even so, taking notes using the computers stylus was a breeze.

Also Windows 7 has tons of new tablet input / pen to text conversion features. You can't go wrong with an ASUS Tablet netbook.
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32GB iPad hands down the BEST for students. I got rid of my laptop and replaced it with my iPad. I have a desktop at home for when i need to do all my home work. The iPad is light weight, very sturdy because of the aluminum shell and the battery last all day long. You can either use the keyboard that pops up on the screen or buy something like the ZAGG Mate for the iPad or an app where you use your finger to write. People will probably flame this post but they dont have an iPad and dont understand/ realize the devices great potential. Also if you have a wireless printer you can take your notes in notes (which automatically saves to your gmail account in a folder called notes. so if you break your iPad or something you DONT lose ANY of your notes) or any other program you can then immediately print them and have them ready at your house when you get back.
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32GB iPad hands down the BEST for students. I got rid of my laptop and replaced it with my iPad. I have a desktop at home for when i need to do all my home work. The iPad is light weight, very sturdy because of the aluminum shell and the battery last all day long. You can either use the keyboard that pops up on the screen or buy something like the ZAGG Mate for the iPad or an app where you use your finger to write. People will probably flame this post but they dont have an iPad and dont understand/ realize the devices great potential. Also if you have a wireless printer you can take your notes in notes (which automatically saves to your gmail account in a folder called notes. so if you break your iPad or something you DONT lose ANY of your notes) or any other program you can then immediately print them and have them ready at your house when you get back.
What about those little things like... say you're sitting in AP Prehistoric Northern American studies, you're bored as the chief of banana rice and you wanna play some QWOP.
iPad doesn't have flash. so you can't.

How about downloading some music without having to go through iTunes.

Or simply the freedom of having a USB port?
If you end up with a class that has a Textbook on a CD then you're screwed. If your study group has their power point on Dave's flash drive but everyone else forgets their laptops in their dorm then you're twice f-ed.

Now an iPad is nothing more than a bigass ipod and I understand that you can easily Remote Desktop into your gaming rig back at your room, but in the end how long can you last without certain hardware features?

Let me remind you... thats no Skype vid messaging, no VGA output for presentations to projector, no SD card reader for your camera in your Creative Photography Class and if you get an iPad you'd be compromising all of the above for slightly more battery life and an aluminum body.

Plus their expensive as heck.
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