Purely for Note taking

Discussion in 'What Tablet PC Should I Buy?' started by MasterKuni, Sep 7, 2011.

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  1. MasterKuni

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    General Questions.

    1. What is your budget? Preferably $500 or less

    2. Would you consider purchasing used/refurbished? Yes

    3. Do you prefer a Slate, Convertible or Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC)? Slate

    4. What size Tablet PC would you prefer? 8.9 to 12.1
    Small and light ~ 5" to 8.9"
    Compact ~ 10"
    Mainstream ~ 12.1"
    Large ~ 13.3"

    5. Which country do you intent to purchase from? USA

    6. Do you have any preferences to brand loyalty or dislikes? Not really

    7. How many hours battery life do you require? 4+

    8. What will be the primary usage scenario of this tablet? (Email/Web Surfing/Drawing/Word Processing/Entertainment/Notetaking etc)- Purely note taking, Especially mathematics symbols and such

    9. Do you have an OS preference? No

    10. What software and tasks do you intend to run? (Microsoft Office or other Word Processing Suite/Photoshop/3D Studio Max/Autocad etc) - Only note taking software

    10. Do you intend on playing Games? If so please list. No



    Screen Specifics

    1. What resolution do you prefer? No preference

    2. Do you require the screen to be readable in sunlight? Hopefully
    See the above linked FAQ for guidance

    3. Do you prefer your display to be glossy or matte? Matte preferably

    4. Do you require Touch? (without pressure sensitivity) (Which one: resistive or capacitive) - Not necessarily

    5. Do you require a Pen? (with pressure sensitivity) (Which one: Wacom or N-Trig) - Yes, for note taking


    Component Specifics

    1. What size Hard Drive and Memory do you require? - Doesnt matter

    2. Do you require an Optical (CD/DVD) Drive to be built in? - No

    3. Do you require ability to add a second Battery or Hard Drive (Modular Bay technology)? - No


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    I am an engineering student floating the idea of using a tablet to take notes. I've looked at a handful including the new Lenovo Thinkpad, Asus EA800, Fujitsu stylistic and the HP Slate 500, but no one seems a perfect fit. Battery life, portability, and price are the chief concerns.
     
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    I would have suggested the Asus Eee Note EA800. It's not perfect, but it's an excellent digital notebook, and it's much cheaper than the other options.
     
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    Does anybody have any hands-on experience in using the EA800 for note taking on a daily basis? It looks like it could be a good value, though potentially troublesome to purchase.
     
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    Have you read the Asus Eee Line Thread? Many of us here do have the device.
     
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