Originally Posted by Sher The Love
I used the original 10.1 for a semester at school. It got the job done for the most part, but I ran into certain compatibility issues for school work that needed flash in the browser or whatever other codings / plugins android doesn't support well.
I sold it and bought a Samsung 500T windows tablet refurbished(only $360 on amazon). While the thing can be extremely slow in certain situations, I'm much more happy with it. In my opinion, Onenote is a better program than Snote or Lecturenotes. Example: for my accounting homework online, I can print the entire webpage to onenote and write out calculations and journal entries on the side. While I could do screen clippings on the note 10.1, I don't believe there's a way to do the entire webpage without multiple clippings (which can be very time consuming in the middle of class).
In all, I prefer Onenote over anything on android and I enjoy having it synced through Dropbox so I can get my notes on my desktop instantly as well. The process of printing lecture slides from powerpoint to Onenote is much faster as well.
From experience, I would personally recommend something windows based for school.
Given that the base model is now $550, I am interested in Windows tablets now too such as the new Dell Venue Pros with Baytrail Atom CPU's. However, I don't want to learn a new OS and don't want to learn a new program. I actually was very active at using Onenote in college 5 years ago but it was a flawed app and Microsoft really didn't give it the kick it needed until Evernote started showing them how things should be done on the cloud. But I think I may very well trade in a note 10.1 for a good windows 8 tablet if the feature-set is there. An all-day battery life, powerful pdf annotation tools on the level of iannotate for Ipad, and good multitasking would be my priorities.
Originally Posted by FlamingGoat
The original has been great for me. I read a lot of pdfs and highlight and annotate with ezpdf. I use Lecturenotes for taking down info.
I'm interested in the new Note mainly for the improved resolution but tbh I can read technical pdfs perfectly well as is so I'm very doubtful that it's worth the extra cost to trade up.
I am trading up for exactly that reason. The 720p resolution kind of makes my eyes bleed and ezpdf renders pages too slowly for me. In full-window mode, most texts are fine but I like to multi-window with a note-taking app as well next to the PDF I'm reading. For this purpose, 720p is just too slow a resolution for me. I got a note 3 and pdf rendering is far faster than it was on the Note 2 which is great because I am often flipping quickly through hundreds of pages at once back and forth. I am hoping for that same kind of improvement in the Note 10.1 2014. If the Note 10.1 2013 was 1080p, I probably would wait to upgrade until there's a sale but 2560x1600p is like 4x the pixels of 1280x720p so to me its a huge increase in workflow efficiency given how much I use my note daily.
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