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    Recommend me a Tablet please

    My eldest at uni has been saving her holiday job pennies hard and wants to buy a tablet such as a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for use in lectures. She wants something she can use with a ‘pen’ to annotate powerpoint slides or Pdfs of powerpoint slides on screen.

    She has a Win 7 laptop, so the ability to backup/print through that would be useful.

    She's also mentioned the Microsoft Surface with Win 8 (is it available yet?)

    Do you guys have any suggestions please regarding both hardware and software?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    She wants something she can use with a ‘pen’ to annotate powerpoint slides or Pdfs of powerpoint slides on screen.
    Don't think you will find a tablet ideal for this purpose to be honest, the Microsoft surface tablets are around but possibly not the best for annotations. I'd stick with a laptop if you can convince her or maybe a touch screen ultrabook windows 8 spinny screen jobby for best of both.... I'd be interested to hear if you find anything better for the task, I don't have much experience with the galaxy notes tbh

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    I'm going to be buying myself a Galaxy Note 2 in the new year (not a tablet, but a phablet), so its got a 5.5" screen, comes with a stylus and is also a phone. In a note taking situation, I'd think it would be ideal, as it isn't too big to have to carry about, you can just stick it in your pocket (or purse).

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    The Surface RT is out but has no stylus, the Surface Pro may do but is not out yet and will have a four hour battery life.

    Samsung does a W8 tablet with a stylus and I think ASUS does to which could be worth a look, Atom CPUs so not ultra powerful but 9h+ of battery life and support for old windows apps to.

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    You can get the 16gb Nexus 7 for that price.

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    I'd go for a Nexus 7 with one of a plethora of apps designed to annotate over other applications.
    You can also get a bunch of stylus direct from China off ebay for a couple of quid.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...boardpro&hl=en

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 2 are brilliant. We have 90 of them here at school. However do not have a stylus. So I would recommend that you go for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 10.1. The extra 3 inches are worth it, trust me.... Ooooh er

    Plus there are some cracking deals out there at the moment with the cash back offers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    You can get the 16gb Nexus 7 for that price.
    Doh sorry was thinking that it also had an s-note stylus but that's only the 10.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by denon101 View Post
    Samsung Galaxy Note 2 10.1. The extra 3 inches are worth it, trust me.... Ooooh er

    Plus there are some cracking deals out there at the moment with the cash back offers.
    @denon101 The Galaxy Note 10.1 is the one she's interested in... I have no idea if the extra 3 inches are the attraction. It's just not something a mother asks her 19 year old daughter

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    Or a 32GB nexus 7 or £20 more

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    The Galaxy Note 10.1 is the one she's interested in... I have no idea if the extra 3 inches are the attraction. It's just not something a mother asks her 19 year old daughter
    Nexus 10 then

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    @denon101 The Galaxy Note 10.1 is the one she's interested in... I have no idea if the extra 3 inches are the attraction. It's just not something a mother asks her 19 year old daughter
    Fair enough, I suppose you are right!!! You will have to take my advice then HAHAHA!!

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    I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and bloody love it.

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    This link goes over some of the new features just added to the note 10.1. even if your not getting one the video is worth watching.

    [GALAXY Note 10.1] Introducing Premium Suite for GALAXY Note 10.1 - YouTube

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