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    Does anyone use their 7 in a college setting? All of my friends have ipads for taking notes, looking up info and reading textbooks in class. I've noticed a vast majority of textbooks available for the ipad as well and have heard that coursework is an area Android still trails by a large margin. Does anybody have experience with this? This is not an Apple vs Android thing for me (though I prefer Android), it's a "best college experience" thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcm1969 View Post
    Does anyone use their 7 in a college setting? All of my friends have ipads for taking notes, looking up info and reading textbooks in class. I've noticed a vast majority of textbooks available for the ipad as well and have heard that coursework is an area Android still trails by a large margin. Does anybody have experience with this? This is not an Apple vs Android thing for me (though I prefer Android), it's a "best college experience" thing.

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    Are they buying their textbooks through iBooks or Kindle? The decision really shouldn't be on the hardware. It's about which ecosystem has the content you need. If you can get your books through Kindle instead of iBooks, I would go with the Nexus 7 and just use the Kindle app on it. It's a more portable device so lugging it around might not be that big of an issue.

    If you really need the larger screen, go with the iPad. You can get your textbooks through both iBooks and still have access to Kindle content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ry View Post
    Are they buying their textbooks through iBooks or Kindle? The decision really shouldn't be on the hardware. It's about which ecosystem has the content you need. If you can get your books through Kindle instead of iBooks, I would go with the Nexus 7 and just use the Kindle app on it. It's a more portable device so lugging it around might not be that big of an issue.

    If you really need the larger screen, go with the iPad. You can get your textbooks through both iBooks and still have access to Kindle content.

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    I'm investigating the content thing now. Campuses are very Apple centric when you ask but I think the reason for that is simply that Apple has pushed it. They have pushed the device as an educational tool and people bought in to that. Brilliant on their part! But does that make it better? I will find out soon!

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