I like having the ability to type (with speed on a real keyboard) and
write. So, I use a Tablet PC, specifically a Dell XT2. It is a full-fledged Windows 7 laptop with touchscreen/tablet capabilities and swivel screen. I can write with a stylus or with my finger, type on the keyboard, and navigate with the touchpad or pointer device. Of course, I could also attach an external mouse (wired or wireless).
I considered getting an iPad or Android tablet for nursing school
note-taking, but I really need more functionality than either one offers. So, I bought a newer Tablet PC instead. (I don't know why they aren't more popular. I've used them since they first came on the market about a decade ago and will never again buy a laptop that isn't also a tablet, because I have found them to be major productivity enhancers in work and school.) As as an example, I can annotate my PowerPoint lecture files, in color, on screen, without ever having to print them, while simultaneously recording the lecturer. I also store all my books--a veritable nursing library--on it as well.
Hope this helps!