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Best fit tablet for me?

by jbmiller
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jbmiller
#1
May5-12, 08:39 PM
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Hey everyone,

Recently I've been looking into buying a tablet that would best fit my specifications. I thought this would be the best place to poke around and get more expertise opinions.

Basically I would be using the tablet for various things; notes, homework, writing math/physics equations, etc.

I'm in my freshman year of highschool and I'm doing alot of traveling this summer. I will need a tablet that has a good, responsive touchscreen, and that will allow me to study/self-learn Alg II, Pre-Calc/Calc, Chemistry (mabye), and Physics. I want to be well prepared and rather advanced when I enter my sophomore classes next year.

Not to mention learning Python, C, and Matlab.
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Hellohi
#2
May6-12, 10:43 AM
P: 36
Hey Mr. Miller, I'd suggest a samsung tablet.
Hellohi
#3
May6-12, 10:45 AM
P: 36
http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/

Hellohi
#4
May6-12, 10:45 AM
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Best fit tablet for me?

Man chem is so hard!~!!
Infinitum
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May6-12, 12:09 PM
P: 854
Anything having android is good, as there are quite a few apps to learn stuff on like wolfram alpha etc. I'd probably go for the ASUS eee pad transformer. Another good option would be the Samsung galaxy 8.9 which has a small screen for better portability.
jreelawg
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May6-12, 12:39 PM
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For learning Algebra and Calc, check out PatrickJMT.com. He makes tons of very helpful math video tutorials, makes learning the material very easy.

I have an ipad and would not recommend it just because it seams to be deliberately made with a lack in functionality so apple can profit more off of Itunes.
jbmiller
#7
May6-12, 01:17 PM
P: 122
Well I wouldn't need it for apps, I will have all the textbooks I need.

I just need something that will allow me to take notes and do homework on, and something that will save my work. I really like the asus transformer or the samsung tablet because music could also be uploaded on to it. Not to mention it's multi-purpose even beyond what I'm seeking.
jbmiller
#8
May7-12, 09:17 PM
P: 122
Ok, I think I might go with an Ipad 3. If anyone this this is a bad idea, please comment now.

My main reason for going with the Ipad 3 is because I already have a pretty extensive Itunes account, and thats really the only thing.

My other option would be the Asus eee pad Transformer, so if you thin the Asus would be a better fir with better apps to fit my needs than please let me know so.
Infinitum
#9
May8-12, 05:41 AM
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Initially I did have Ipad in mind. Ipad 3 is amazing, but if you are considering value for money, Asus wins. Although, since you have a extensive Itunes account already, I believe going for Ipad would be the better choice.
jbmiller
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May8-12, 07:03 AM
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Quote Quote by Infinitum View Post
Initially I did have Ipad in mind. Ipad 3 is amazing, but if you are considering value for money, Asus wins. Although, since you have a extensive Itunes account already, I believe going for Ipad would be the better choice.
I'm not all that worried about money, thankfully, my parents are paying for it. And I just read up on the Ipad 3 and it looks to be a beast. They crammed in so much stuff to really push it, and it hardly gained any in a weight aspect. Can't wait for the new retina display. processor, RAM, and overall beauty of it!
Hellohi
#11
May8-12, 07:34 PM
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You know whats really awkward. My teacher has the same name as you and hes looking for a tablet.
jbmiller
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May8-12, 08:56 PM
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Quote Quote by Hellohi View Post
You know whats really awkward. My teacher has the same name as you and hes looking for a tablet.
Haha, which one is he thinking about getting?
jbmiller
#13
May8-12, 10:13 PM
P: 122
Update**

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...20120508200611

Decided to go with this combo package for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, to everyone who also wants a tablet I would highly recommend snagging this deal from Newegg before it's too late!
Infinitum
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May9-12, 04:10 AM
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Quote Quote by jbmiller View Post
Update**

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...20120508200611

Decided to go with this combo package for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, to everyone who also wants a tablet I would highly recommend snagging this deal from Newegg before it's too late!
Nice deal! I already have my old Asus and a HP touchpad, or I really would have gone for this one. Enjoy the beast!
jbmiller
#15
May9-12, 07:11 AM
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Quote Quote by Infinitum View Post
Nice deal! I already have my old Asus and a HP touchpad, or I really would have gone for this one. Enjoy the beast!
HP touchpad? Hmm, never heard of it.

And I will enjoy it!

Thanks everyone for the help!
Infinitum
#16
May9-12, 07:22 AM
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Quote Quote by jbmiller View Post
HP touchpad? Hmm, never heard of it.
Its a rather less-known tablet brought in by HP and discontinued soon. The plus is they sold it dirt cheap (100 dollars a piece) but it barely has any support of any sort. Somehow, I got it to dual-boot android along with webOS and it works like a charm
jbmiller
#17
May9-12, 04:29 PM
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Quote Quote by Infinitum View Post
Its a rather less-known tablet brought in by HP and discontinued soon. The plus is they sold it dirt cheap (100 dollars a piece) but it barely has any support of any sort. Somehow, I got it to dual-boot android along with webOS and it works like a charm
Damn, sounds like a really good deal too me!
Ben Niehoff
#18
May9-12, 04:52 PM
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You won't be able to take notes, write equations, or do homework on ANY of the tablets mentioned in this thread.

See this other, very similar thread:

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=570967


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