Ive watched for a few days as this topic has developed and I have been very surprised to see that no one has suggested that you consider a TabletPC as you look for a solution as to the best notebook to buy that you can take along to class. Ive had a Toshiba Portg for almost 3 years now and it has met all of my needs quite well. In fact Im sitting here handwriting this on the screen of my tablet right now.
As you explore your option, there are several issues you should consider that may increase your interest in a tablet:
1. You can write on the screen with the pen that comes supplied with the notebook that also allows you to as easily make erasures. The handwriting software that comes installed on the tablet has very good recognition ability (after all, its reading my chicken-scratch right now!) And the software learns from its recognition of errors as you write on the screen which decreases errors overtime.
2. You can draw in your notes, which enables you to jot graphs or other pics as you go. (Im a doodler, so now I can doodle in millions of colors!)
3. You can make voice recordings with the tablets microphones that are built into screen. My model has 3 built-ins that do a phenomenal job. I have actually recorded brief statements (voice recording requires considerable storage space on the hard drive) in meetings and then tagged them its reports later. Also, voice recognition has improved to the point that I can translate the recordings into text and then copy the statements themselves into the text.
No more sitting in class having professors wonder if youre wirelessly navigating the internet, or clacking away on a keyboard! The tabet folds into a notepad size that weighs just a little more than a paper pad. My model has a 12.1 screen, that has met my needs well; small and light, though there are larger models available.
And there are also advantages for extracurricular activities
1. USB ports for attaching devices that enable:
a. Expanded storage for all your extra MP3s, Photos, videos, large databases, etc.
b. Burners for CDs and DVDs
c. Changing your MP3 playlists and music
2. Wireless capability. I believe that all tablets come with this ability as do many of the normal notebooks. I wouldnt overlook the importance of this growingly important capability. However, the tabet has one additional advantage: the ability of talking at it to make essentially free VOIP phone calls. In fack, this weekend while I was in the backyard b-b-queing I called my son who lives in another State this way using our home wireless network.
I also use it to connect to and listen to our home steno bird our 37 LCD TV I simply cannot imagine life, as a student, professor or other professional, without it!
While you consider all of the feedback youve received, I hope youll at least consider a tablet! And good luck at school
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