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Postby guinness1547 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:36 pm

What the title says. Can many textbooks be downloaded and read on tablets/should they? That kind of stuff.
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Br3v
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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby Br3v » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:38 pm

guinness1547 wrote:What the title says. Can many textbooks be downloaded and read on tablets/should they? That kind of stuff.


Just don't

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby guinness1547 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:10 pm

Br3v wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:What the title says. Can many textbooks be downloaded and read on tablets/should they? That kind of stuff.


Just don't


Oh okay then.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby mr.hands » Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:38 pm

guinness1547 wrote:
Br3v wrote:
guinness1547 wrote:What the title says. Can many textbooks be downloaded and read on tablets/should they? That kind of stuff.


Just don't


Oh okay then.


Yeah this is a bad idea. Highlighting is difficult, harder to read for long periods, battery life issues, etc.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby Nammertat » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:21 pm

I saw a guy try it for the first couple weeks.... and then he broke down and bought a laptop.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby Bronte » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:24 pm

In general they are moderately useful but mostly a luxury. For law school they are mostly useless. As laptop substitutes, under any circumstance, they are insane.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby Dawkins » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:07 am

guinness1547 wrote:What the title says. Can many textbooks be downloaded and read on tablets/should they? That kind of stuff.


I agree that tablets suck for law school. But I like the idea of downloading books. I did this for a few classes last semester, and it worked really well. There are downsides though, such as the inability to resell your books and having to find a hardcopy to use in the final.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:04 pm

Marginally useful but not viable as a replacement for either a laptop or traditional casebooks.

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Re: Is a tablet useful or pointless?

Postby cinephile » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:09 pm

I knew a girl who used it to ostensibly take notes in class, but she was really just surfing the web. But that's what everyone else is doing anyway, so it doesn't really matter. You should probably also have a laptop, but if you can afford an extra toy, why not? It'd be a lot easier for when you're a 2L/3L and in seminars without casebooks. You can just bring a small handbag to class and slip a tablet into your bag without having to carry around a bulky backpack and feel like a 10th grader all over again. Or I guess you could get an 11" notebook.




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