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It's fun reading this thread. I, too, am in the market for a new laptop. We have an iMac and I LOVE it! It's by far my favorite computer ever. I want badly to get a MacBook but I'm still not sold on the price tag. It's very hard to compare specs for me so this is taking me a long time! I hope more people hop in there and put in their two cents!!

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This past July, I ended up buying a dell studio 15 and I absolutely love it! Dell also offers a student discount so that was a plus as well! It offers everything that I needed and it's small enough to carry to class. I was going to try and get the dell studio 14 for the smaller screen size, but it ended up being more expensive, plus for an extra $24.50 I included the backlit keyboard and it great! Yes, I know how to type, but when I am sitting with the lights off and tv on, I love the added light.

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Fujitsu T series! It's a pc tablet. I write notes on the screen...and can be saved. Records lectures and the battery lasts 2+ hours. Greatly recommended it. They're shipped fron Japan and cost $20 for shipping. It's worth every penny.

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Fujitsu T series! It's a pc tablet. I write notes on the screen...and can be saved. Records lectures and the battery lasts 2+ hours. Greatly recommended it. They're shipped fron Japan and cost $20 for shipping. It's worth every penny.

I have a tablet as well, it's the best thing I ever bought for school. Do you use OneNote for your notebooks?

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I have a tablet as well, it's the best thing I ever bought for school. Do you use OneNote for your notebooks?

I just purchased the 2010 student home office and it comes with OneNote, but I cannot figure out what it is or what it does.

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I just purchased the 2010 student home office and it comes with OneNote, but I cannot figure out what it is or what it does.

Think of it as a big binder. You can create different sections (I think the default is for these to be tabs across the top) and within each section you can add pages for your notes (default for this, is for the pages to be listed down the right hand side of the screen).

I create a section for each class (just as I would in a binder). I print my Prof's PowerPoint slides to OneNote, and then take my notes on them. No more printing out endless powerpoints, and I can still write on my notes (or type if I choose).

Hope that helps!

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If you're not planning to use it very often or as your primary computer then I'd say go for a Sony or even HP something that you can have MA Word running smoothly. Personally I use a 13 inch MacBook Pro and it's great but pricey. But it really all depends on you. Ask you self what you want out of the machine, how much your gonna use it for, how long the laptop will hold up etc. Hope this helps! :-)

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I only use Onenote when I add powerpoints to the notes. I write most of my notes on the Journal, which looks like college ruled paper. The tablet comes with three extra pens.

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I only use Onenote when I add powerpoints to the notes. I write most of my notes on the Journal, which looks like college ruled paper. The tablet comes with three extra pens.

I used to write most of my notes in Journal as well, like you...except the ones I had PowerPoints for. I slowly transitioned to OneNote though. It allows me to keep all my notes in one place, gives me better search functions within my handwritten material and allows me to synchronize the audio recording of my lecture with my written notes. Oh, and it has college ruled paper as well (or graph, or plain, etc).... the place to change this is under format.

Peace,

CuriousMe

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suni has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med surg.

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Toshbi netbook, currently on clearnace at one of our local stores for 249.00, is this a good deal and how long do you think the netbook will survive? 1 year ,2 etcv

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I have a Toshiba netbook and a Gateway laptop. It boils down to screen size for me. I use both of them, but some of the sites I need for my courses won't scroll on the 10.1 screen.

Mine was upgraded to the 2G right off the bat and the weight is a big plus. I just need to be able to navigate around a site for school.

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an apple macbook is nice, maybe I will treat myself to one before my lpn school starts or wat about an air or pro

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