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tablets for law students

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:37 pm

i have a kindle fire, but i am kind of a gadget junky and am thinking about getting another tablet, hopefully one that is better than the fire, which is all right given its price but does leave a lot to be desired. i am specifically wondering if anyone has any experience with the various asus tablets (TF201, TF300, and TF700) what can be attached to a keyboard....how do they compare? if the TF700 significantly better than the older ones?

any other tablets people highly recommend?

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:02 pm

also, anyone know when the lenovo yoga will come out? i wish it came in an 11-inch size

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Re: tablets for law students

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:27 pm

i have a laptop, a new asus ultrabook which i am very happy with aside from the keyboard. i'm not getting a tablet specifically for law school note-taking - i'm just interested in other law students' opinions about these tablets in general.

anyone think it is worth waiting for the windows 8 tablets to come out?

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Postby abc12345675 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:31 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i have a laptop, a new asus ultrabook which i am very happy with aside from the keyboard. i'm not getting a tablet specifically for law school note-taking - i'm just interested in other law students' opinions about these tablets in general.

anyone think it is worth waiting for the windows 8 tablets to come out?


I would love to provide you with a meaningful response, but I know as much about technology as a 75 year old with a name like Chester or Dick.

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby heeloftar » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:36 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i have a laptop, a new asus ultrabook which i am very happy with aside from the keyboard. i'm not getting a tablet specifically for law school note-taking - i'm just interested in other law students' opinions about these tablets in general.

anyone think it is worth waiting for the windows 8 tablets to come out?


FWIW, two people in my section started the semester taking notes with iPads/bluetooth keyboards, and both had switched to Macbook Airs within a month

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby kalvano » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:37 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:i have a laptop, a new asus ultrabook which i am very happy with aside from the keyboard. i'm not getting a tablet specifically for law school note-taking - i'm just interested in other law students' opinions about these tablets in general.

anyone think it is worth waiting for the windows 8 tablets to come out?


I guess it depends on what you want out of a tablet. I like my iPad just fine, and it's nowhere near as heavy or bulky as some of the other ones out there.

I also like that it's the same OS as my phone. Makes it easier.

If you have to have the best specs, then one of those Asus ones is probably better. From what I hear, the Windows tablet will be pretty expensive.

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby somewhatwayward » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:57 pm

well i went ahead and got the asus tf201 after some research....will let you guys know how it is....main attraction was having the docking keyboard with mouse

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby TTTehehe » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:08 pm

Get a Mac Air 11 or 13 inch. Both are as light and slim as a tablet, but full function computers. Basically instant on/off with their SSD drives, too.

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Postby ionoiforgot » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:49 am

ASUS tablets are great. There's nothing really to complain about them.

I think it comes down to how big you need your screen. I'm probably going with a smaller (7 inch) kind of tablet. The Google Nexus 7 seems like will be a good investment. Samsung also has one too that's pretty good. With keyboard they'll still be cheaper than an ASUS tablet straight up. I'm not too concerned about screen size.

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Re: tablets for law students

Postby sundance95 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:00 am

ionoiforgot wrote:ASUS tablets are great. There's nothing really to complain about them.

I think it comes down to how big you need your screen. I'm probably going with a smaller (7 inch) kind of tablet. The Google Nexus 7 seems like will be a good investment. Samsung also has one too that's pretty good. With keyboard they'll still be cheaper than an ASUS tablet straight up. I'm not too concerned about screen size.

I really like the Android westlawnext app, which they've finally begun giving away after trying to charge fifty dollars for it last year.




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