Tablet Computers

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  1. Packer

    Packer Member

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    I understand that USAFA issues tablets. Do cadets find the tablets useful for taking notes? Do you use the features that allow you to hand write your notes on the tablet? Or in the end is pencil and paper easier and faster?
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  2. kdc246

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    It is not exactly a tablet. It is a computer(laptop) with the ability to take notes by hand on the screen. I know my DD uses the feature, but I am not sure how often and what classes she does use it in. She still buys notebooks, so like I said, not sure to what extent she uses the ability to take electronic notes on her computer.
     
  3. Packer

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    Thanks for the response.

    I wonder how the tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Lenovo ThinkPad, etc. work for note taking in this environment?
     
  4. Mikeandcris

    Mikeandcris Parents of 2014 Grad and F-15 Pilot

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    Having attended classes with our son during Parents' Weekend, I can attest that he uses the note taking feature on his issued laptop A LOT. Not sure if you would be allowed to use a personal tablet in classes (a current cadet on this forum can answer that), but there's another factor to consider. As a C4C, you are required to carry your backpack in your left hand while running the strips to and from class. With textbooks and your laptop, it gets pretty heavy. Adding ANY unnecessary items to the backpack may not be the best idea.
     
  5. buffalo

    buffalo USAFA 2013

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    Just on the other side of things, I find good ole' pen and paper to be much more useful for taking notes. I haven't used the tablet portion of the issued laptop since 4* year. Personal preference though!
     
  6. tennisfan88

    tennisfan88 USAFA 2014

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    it can be useful, but an overwhelming majority of us still use a pen and paper. the tablet functions aren't completely accurate and can be more cumbersome than the old fashioned way.
     
  7. ClaudeLeonard

    ClaudeLeonard New Member

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    Tablet is not a complete package as laptop. Yes it is best for instant workout but still laptops are far ahead
     

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