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#1 Onion

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

I'm looking for a tablet for school. 

 

I like the Galaxy Note 10.1 because I already have a Samsung and I like their build quality, I love the wacom pen for notes by hand in classes, but I don't like the low resolution. Also, there are no good keyboard cases for it.

 

I like the surface because its practically a laptop that I can carry around, but I heard RT isn't that good, and Pro battery life is terrible. I also don't really like the low resolution screen. I love the keyboard case.

 

I like the Nexus 10. It seems to do what the Note does, but without a pen, however, it has an insanely high resolution screen.

 

What else do you guys recommend? Budget is around $700, but cheaper is okay. I can't make up my mind here...


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:48 PM

I'm actually considering a Nexus 7 for the wife for xmas. Of course nobody has the 200 dollar model, though.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Nexus 10. Their spaces looks good.

But again, you need to use pen. So, it is a daunting task to choose a perfect one...


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

You can always get either one and buy a capacitive pen seperately... I've tried using my friend's once. Though probably not as 'sleek' as S Pen, it was more than adequate for me on my iPad. :cheers:

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:52 AM

You can always get either one and buy a capacitive pen seperately... I've tried using my friend's once. Though probably not as 'sleek' as S Pen, it was more than adequate for me on my iPad. :cheers:

 

My mom's got a capacitive pen on her S3, and its just not the same thing. Also, I'd be having issues when I rest my palm on the screen and write on the Nexus, where the S3 has a feature the stop that causing issues. 


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:30 AM

Is the nexus 10 even anywhere near as fast as the galaxy tab? Its only got a dual core 1.7, and the galaxy has a quad. 


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:56 AM

I've been really considering savng up and getting the Galaxy Note 2, it's gotta beast of a processor and a really nice screen.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

^ That's a cell phone, silly. :P 

 

Another downside to the Nexus, no expandable storage. I'll have to shell out an additional $100 for the 32 gb upgrade from 16 gb. :( I'm interested in the best tablet for the budget though, not the best bang for the buck. 


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

Well, I've been reading about people going fully paperless with the Galaxy Note. Its gonna be the note. I just wish it had a better screen. :( Thanks for your input, everyone. 


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Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

Another downside to the Nexus, no expandable storage. I'll have to shell out an additional $100 for the 32 gb upgrade from 16 gb. :( I'm interested in the best tablet for the budget though, not the best bang for the buck. 

 

It's a Nexus! Whatcha whining about :P

 

I'm not sure if there's any available, but you can try and browse through XDA for a ported S Pen software (since the N10 is derived from the Note 10.1, I'm guessing it shouldn't to hard). Not sure how the S Pen & the software interact but, if you need one for the software to work, you can buy a standalone S Pen for $30..

 

Or you can just get the Note 10.1 and deal with the 1280x800 res. I personally won't since the 'S Pen Experience' doesn't warrant going from a Retina Display to a normal one...

 

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

It'll mostly be a tablet for productivity, so the lower resolution isn't too big a deal. I'll seldom be watching movies, and when I do, it'll probably be from Netflix. For something to use as a work tool, it seems to have potential. I'm going to the store today to play with some tablets and I'll see if I really like it. I've got a wacom pen and tablet that I draw with, and although it's not the best system for writing, it still does the job really well, so I can only assume that the galaxy is even better. :dunno: We'll see. :D

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

Well, I've been reading about people going fully paperless with the Galaxy Note. Its gonna be the note. I just wish it had a better screen. :( Thanks for your input, everyone. 

 

So what you have decided to buy?

Galaxy Note?


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