Is a tablet a good investment for nursing school - page 2

Our school encourages the use of electronics and skyscape but it is optional. Before I drop $600, I would like to know if the tablets are handy in a school setting? Thanks.... Read More

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    The best thing they offer now, are actually the Tablet PC's which are both a netbook and a tablet just by twisting the screen around, Dell has one for around 600$ (that kmart even sells) they go all the way up to around 2500$ and they are well worth it, you can switch from regular laptop to tablet in just a few seconds...

    its definitely an option at least...and if your looking for something small and portable, i recommend a smart phone....i'm anti Apply, so I will never recommend an iPhone, and i prefer droid's over anything...specifically...anything made by samsung...

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    I'd look at an iPad. You cannot beat the battery life, which is important for ALL DAY lectures.

    The iOS and I assume Android offer interesting apps which allow note taking while recording audio in real time. Some will argue that there are laptops/netbooks which can do the same, but my counterpoint would be, not without plugging in, which is sometimes difficult in the middle of a large lecture hall. I remember those who used laptops would generally already have all the plugs taken at the beginning of lecture. Some schools have revamped their lecture halls to include individual plugs, but not in all rooms.

    My other point, weight. Again, the tablet cannot be beat, whether iOS or Android, lugging around a 5+ pound laptop begins to take a toll, depending upon where you have to park. Add that on top of the huge books you already have to carry and well...you get the point.

    Good point about the cloud.

    I'd shy away from the netbooks. Windows 7 starter is just not comparable to either iOS or Android.
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    I use my Ipad for EVERYTHING i do in nursing school. With the purchase of a bluetooth keyboard, taking notes is a breeze. I take notes on powerpoints, draw diagrams, access Blackboard, send files, etc. I can watch/listen to recorded lectures. My battery lasts a REALLY long time, no worry about finding plugs. I have most of my books as E-books. My laptop sits at home unused. Seriously, I just walk to school with my Ipad and a keyboard, that's all I need. It's fantastic.
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    Quote from Damos
    I use my Ipad for EVERYTHING i do in nursing school. With the purchase of a bluetooth keyboard, taking notes is a breeze. I take notes on powerpoints, draw diagrams, access Blackboard, send files, etc. I can watch/listen to recorded lectures. My battery lasts a REALLY long time, no worry about finding plugs. I have most of my books as E-books. My laptop sits at home unused. Seriously, I just walk to school with my Ipad and a keyboard, that's all I need. It's fantastic.
    Damos,
    which version of the Ipad did you use when you were in school?
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    For the word/excel/powerpoints, I use "Box" on IPad which is free. It allows you to create, store, edit and save documents. You can also utilize the cloud storage where you can send documents from your computer to the cloud, then to your IPad.
    Personally, I use my iPad for everything, my laptop has now gone unused for an entire year. The iPad is also more stabile on price where you won't see the price randomly drop. You also get automatic software updates from apple every time there is a new iPhone/iPad release.
    It's just a matter of opinon, goto the stores and check out the different models
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    The answer is NO
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    On an limited budget, I would buy a notebook or even an Mac Air. There are some very good notetaking applications for PCs, Macs (and iPads). I particularly like to take notes while simultaneously recording the lecture.
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    Quote from rishi.gupta.02445
    On an limited budget, I would buy a notebook or even an Mac Air. There are some very good notetaking applications for PCs, Macs (and iPads). I particularly like to take notes while simultaneously recording the lecture.
    Sounds like a you're good 2/Go ...good luck...Aloha~
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    I am a notebook/pen guy. I only use computers and such when I really need to. Just something about ink and paper helps me to study better.
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    Enlightening~


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