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Originally Posted by TheWolfe View Post
This is beyond frustrating. Why is it so hard to look for touchscreen laptops? I look on google, look for reviews, for youtube videos, nothing. So far, I've only found some overprice notebook on HP's website. $900 for a dualcore i5 @ 1.3ghz? No thanks.

I'm a college student. I'm sick of carrying around 5 different binders with hundreds of mixed up notes that I've taken in class, and I'm sick of worrying about whether I'll spill something and ruin all my notes, and I'm tired of having to think ahead of time what I bring with me because I can only carry so much.

I want something simple to take notes on, that's easily organizable and accessible, and not overly priced while underpowered.

I'm considering even an iPad at this point, but I can't find a single decent video of it's note taking ability. All I've found are people who are drawing with their index fingers, typing on screen (seriously, you spend $600 on a tablet and you're going to take notes by typing on the screen??).

I'm willing to spend $700. I just want something with decent battery life, a decent processor, and a screen that can actually take my notes. God forbid I spend several hundred dollars and the screen is frustrating as hell to work with.

I don't get it. My problems are the same as hundreds of thousands of college students. Why is there not a bigger market? It seems there's only expensive iPads, a couple HP touchscreens, and several crappy Android tablets sold by cellular companies by all things.

Can I just buy an iPad and put Windows 7 on it and take notes? Is that really the easiest solution?

maybe something non-touchscreen is better?


i like netbooks for the applications you are suggesting. you can use Word or One Note or word pad. you wont be writing with a stylus or on a touch screen, but even good tablets have limited hand writing applications. i love my HP Mini for my classes. its small, light and plenty powerful enough for school work

i know you said you had a netbook, but maybe give it another try?
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post #22 of 24
Anything in the $500 price range is netbook/atom based.

The cheapest you'll get to a full-fledge tablet pc:

Microsoft Store has the HP TouchSmart tm2-2151nr Core i5 Tablet Notebook for $749 + $5 shipping = $754 shipped.

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I have the same 1001p eeePC and its perfect for me, long battery life and runs windows 7 ultimate perfectly. Heck I could go all week only using it in class without charging it. What problems could you possibly be having with it? Obviously its not a tablet so you cannot handwrite notes with it.
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Originally Posted by Lettuceman View Post
Uh, from what I can tell you basically want a netbook or a lightweight laptop.
Uh, no.


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Originally Posted by IntelConvert View Post
maybe something non-touchscreen is better?
This is the exact opposite of what I'm asking for.


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Originally Posted by cozmo5050 View Post
The cheapest you'll get to a full-fledge tablet pc:
That seems kind of overly powered.

There's the Asus Tablet Netbook T91MT being sold on here for around $300. Is it really $500+ brand new? I feel like maybe that's what I'm looking for.

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What problems could you possibly be having with it?
There's my problem. It's a small screen, small keyboard, and typing notes sucks. In math class, half the things he puts on the board are typable, and I rather not have to looks through my notes later on trying to translate what

3logx(3-x) = log^4-x

means. I want it written out, in an image file. Something I can easily store, backup, save, and review weeks later.

So far, the best method is writing on paper. So much for technology making our lives easier. I'm one coffee spill away from losing 6weeks of notes.

Student life shouldn't be this way.
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