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    Tx-Bill is offline Junior Member 511 points
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    Tablet for Med School Classes

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    Will be getting a tablet in December for classes. Looking for pros and cons of array of tablets avaialble. Ipad vs Google vs ?

    Do any have a killer app for classes that isn't avaialble for the others? Is there a feature on one that others just can't beat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx-Bill View Post
    Will be getting a tablet in December for classes. Looking for pros and cons of array of tablets avaialble. Ipad vs Google vs ?

    Do any have a killer app for classes that isn't avaialble for the others? Is there a feature on one that others just can't beat?
    I actually preferred paper notes because it was easier to take notes on... easier on the eyes too. Even with a stylus and everything, annotating on a tablet still isn't up to par.

    A solid laptop with a good battery life would be far more useful for classes.
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    I'm considering either a Nexus 10 or Microsoft Surface.
    iPad has useful apps, but I'm not an Apple person.

    Most people would recommend a 10 inch screen, as it is much easier to read e-books and pdfs.

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    yeah I never annotated much with mine, but for flash cards I loved it, most phones are just too tiny to hold and read flashcards comfortably for hours.

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    I'd say go for it for study purposes, but paper notes or regular laptop are best for class.
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    Most people don't annotate with their tablets because there's a learning curve to it, which itself gets in the way of studying. Styluses and tablets aren't yet as refined as they should be and you have to deal with converting different formats (PPT vs PDF). If you learn how to get around the shortfalls, it can be just as easy as paper and in some ways, more convenient. I did just that and my iPad has become integral in note-taking and a powerful study tool, so much so, that I could carry on just fine without a laptop. It helps if you're already a tech-savvy person.

    Apps have been discussed to death on previous forums. Benji's blog has a few recommendations as well for the iPad.

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