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    Default note 10.1 note taking vs windows tablets with stylus (dvp11)

    I am in search for a tablet where i can take notes for class. I currently have a dell venue 11 pro and im using onenote.

    my problem is the inconsistency of the dell when taking notes. The virtual keyboard has this occasional double tapping which annoys me. had it repaired by dell but it is still there randomly. The pen works but again there is sometimes this inconsistency.

    i wonder if the note tablets have a better experience.
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    Default Re: note 10.1 note taking vs windows tablets with stylus (dvp11)

    I can tell you from personal experience that the note-taking in, well, the Note, is great. The S-Pen is quite accurate and it gets the job done. Sure, S-Notes could use a little improvement, but nothing that will keep you from using. Plus, you have other options as well, such as Evernote, that now supports handwriting as well.

    The only thing I wish it had available as a 'native' feature is the realtime handwriting-to-text conversion. You CAN do this (and mind you, it's creepy how accurate it can be at deciphering even hieroglyphs such as mine!), but you have to go through an few extra steps to get this done.
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    Default Re: note 10.1 note taking vs windows tablets with stylus (dvp11)

    thanks for the prompt reply.

    would you say that the note tab note taking experience is the same as the note 3? my wife has a note 3 so i can at least get a feel of it.
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    Also think the note taking on SGN 10.1 2014 is excellent. Whether you use the stylus with Lecture note app (watch the YouTube videos) which I used a long time or you use One note which is what I do now, it's great. I also sometimes use a Logitech blue tooth keyboard for long note taking sessions in One note.

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    Yup, the Note 10.1 2014 is pretty much a blown-up version of the Note 3. However, bear in mind that taking notes on a 10.1" device is MUCH different than on a smaller screen, even if it's a phablet one. But yeah, the overall experience should be the same.

    Also, unfortunately, some units had a Bluetooth hardware issue that keeps Bluetooth keyboards from properly working (they keep disconnecting), so you might want to check the unit you're buying if possible in store or as soon as you get it (this issue IS covered by warranty) with a BT Keyboard if you intend to use something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwscott View Post
    Also think the note taking on SGN 10.1 2014 is excellent. Whether you use the stylus with Lecture note app (watch the YouTube videos) which I used a long time or you use One note which is what I do now, it's great. I also sometimes use a Logitech blue tooth keyboard for long note taking sessions in One note.

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    you can use the s pen with one note?
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    Spen with Papyrus app is a lifesaver
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    I have both a Windows 8 Dell Latitude 10 and the Android Note 10.1. After switching and changing between Windows (OneNote) and Android (LectureNotes) a few times to work out the pros and cons..... Android wins hands down (thus I recently upgraded to the Note Pro (12.2 inch tablet).

    COMPARISON: I find the Windows 8 stylus more accurate than the Samsung Note, but the OneNote interface is clunky (especially using the drawing tools). I disabled the windows 8 pop-up keyboard with a shell script (killed the keyboard service) but still, I would find the screen would scroll at the worst possible times (everytime the stylus was 5cm from the screen (DAMN Annoying!!)).

    Android: The samsung stylus is alittle over-sensitive (it occasionally writes on the screen when the stylus is not even touching the screen). It's pros though => Writing with the stylus feels just like pen on paper (it has a rubber nib to make it feel like a ballpoint pen). I have used MANY of the Android Apps, but LectureNotes is simply the best!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhardeLi View Post
    I have both a Windows 8 Dell Latitude 10 and the Android Note 10.1. After switching and changing between Windows (OneNote) and Android (LectureNotes) a few times to work out the pros and cons..... Android wins hands down (thus I recently upgraded to the Note Pro (12.2 inch tablet).

    COMPARISON: I find the Windows 8 stylus more accurate than the Samsung Note, but the OneNote interface is clunky (especially using the drawing tools). I disabled the windows 8 pop-up keyboard with a shell script (killed the keyboard service) but still, I would find the screen would scroll at the worst possible times (everytime the stylus was 5cm from the screen (DAMN Annoying!!)).

    Android: The samsung stylus is alittle over-sensitive (it occasionally writes on the screen when the stylus is not even touching the screen). It's pros though => Writing with the stylus feels just like pen on paper (it has a rubber nib to make it feel like a ballpoint pen). I have used MANY of the Android Apps, but LectureNotes is simply the best!!!
    This is most insightful! Thank you very much.

    One question, did you use one note the metro app or the one note desktop app?

    I guess your dell latitude approximates my Dell venue pro experience.
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    Default Re: note 10.1 note taking vs windows tablets with stylus (dvp11)

    I used both devices extensively before coming to my decision (I'm a teacher who has gone paperless). I used OneNote 2013 and OneNote MX

    OneNote MX is pretty good (limited scrolling when you did not intend it); and if you disable the pop-up keyboard was very predictable. The KILLER gripe I had with OneNote MX- was the lack of of drawing tools. The ability to neatly underline and box important ideas or diagram neatly was sorely missing. The interface was also slightly more clunky than lectureNotes. The Radial Menu is cool for a newbie, but the two level structure is slowing then a single level icon menu. I found it timely to undo, redo, , change pen colours than the single level icon menu of LectureNotes.

    OneNote2013 had everything, but the interface was VERY clunky and the app was very prone to randomly scrolling whenever the pen left the screen. Ditched it very quickly.

    Android is not without it's problems as well:
    i) The multi-tasking ability is nowhere near windows (I miss being able to swipe and INSTANTLY be in the next app)

    ii) The S-Pen being over-sensitive is annoying. I teach Maths and Physics and occassionally my number '1' turns into a capital 'L' and I lose my train of thought.

    iii) The instant backup of OneNote is good (lectureNotes is manual). One of my students liked my setup and purchased a tablet with LectureNotes to mimic my setup. His tablet was stolen within 2 months and he lost ALL of his work.

    FYI: I trialed many Apps from Quill to S-Pen and a couple of others. LectureNotes easily surpassed the competition for my needs..
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    Default Re: note 10.1 note taking vs windows tablets with stylus (dvp11)

    Lecture Noise has a backup feature.

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